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Species of Thailand

Ashy wood pigeon

Columba pulchricollis

Edward Blyth, 1846

In Thai: นกพิราบเขาสูง

The ashy wood pigeon (Columba pulchricollis) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae, found in temperate forests of southeastern Asia.

Distribution and habitat

The ashy wood pigeon has a wide range throughout Southeast Asia, able to be found in Bhutan, northern India, southern Tibet, southern China, northern Laos, northern to mid Myanmar, northernThailand, and Taiwan. While the world population is unknown, the Taiwan population is estimated to be anywhere from 10, 000 to 100, 000 breeding pairs.


Clutches usually consist of one single white egg, although double egg clutches have been recorded. This pigeon incubates its eggs for approximately 21–23 days. Young birds fledge at about 28 days from being hatched.

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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

Columba pulchricollis

Common names

  • English: Ashy wood pigeon
  • Thai: นกพิราบเขาสูง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)


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Ashy wood pigeon

Range Map

Distribution map of Ashy wood pigeon, Columba pulchricollis in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Op Khan National Park
  • Pha Daeng National Park
Range map of Columba pulchricollis in Thailand