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Species of Thailand

Ashy-headed green pigeon

Thai: นกเปล้าหน้าเหลือง, nok plao na leuang

Binomial name: Treron phayrei, Edward Blyth, 1862

The ashy-headed green pigeon (Treron phayrei) is a pigeon in the genus Treron. It is found from Nepal and northeast India to southwest China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Many authorities split the species from the pompadour green pigeon complex. It has been added in the Red List of IUCN in 2014.


The ashy-headed green pigeon usually occur singly or in small groups. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings that are characteristic of pigeons in general. It eats the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs.

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Scientific classification

Treron phayrei

Common names

  • English: Ashy-headed green-pigeon
  • Thai: นกเปล้าหน้าเหลือง, nok plao na leuang

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Ashy-headed green pigeon, Treron phayrei in Thailand

Range map of Treron phayrei in Thailand

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