Mussoorie gets its name from a common shrub, known as Mansura, which grows in this region.  Coriaria nepalensis is the scientific name.  During May, the Mansura berries ripen and turn a dark purple.  They have a sweet, slightly acidic flavour and are eaten by birds and monkeys.  

It is a favourite food of Wedge-Tailed Green Pigeons (Theron sphenura) which flock to Mussoorie at this time of year. Flag Hill and the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve is one of the best places to find both species.