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Species of Thailand

Ashy-headed green pigeon

In 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, northeast India and Bangladesh 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.

Behaviour

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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Columbiformes
Family
Columbidae
Genus
Treron
Species
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)

Range Map

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