Species of Thailand

Ashy-headed green pigeon

Treron phayrei, Edward Blyth, 1862

(In Thai: นกเปล้าหน้าเหลือง)

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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

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

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)

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Ashy-headed green pigeon

Range Map

Distribution map of Ashy-headed green pigeon, Treron phayrei in Thailand
  • Bangkok Province
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Lan National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Non Din Daeng District, Buriram
  • Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Treron phayrei in Thailand