Last year, the good wife did remark once, upon a medium sized "green" bird that briefly landed on the fence and then, was gone. Keeping my eyes peeled at the bank of teak trees, I did manage to catch glimpses of the green pigeon now and then but could not catch them on camera. A few days back, I could finally catch one of them, perched high on the tree.
|Yellow footed green pigeon in Faridabad, India|
Now it wonders what's going on and poof! Vanishing time! The green pigeon is called hariyal in India and is the State bird in the State of Maharashtra. Although it is widespread, sightings are rare and it hides itself exceptionally well. The yellow foot and purple patch on the shoulder are distinctive. Wish I could get some more pictures!