Species of Thailand
Green imperial pigeon
Thai: นกลุมพูเขียว, nok lum-phu kieow
Binomial name: Ducula aenea, Carolus Linnaeus, 1766
The Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenea) is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India east to Indonesia. It has a number of subspecies, of which the distinctive Celebes form, Chestnut-naped Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenea paulina).
This is a forest species; it builds a stick nest in a tree and lays a single white egg. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.
Green Imperial Pigeon is a large plump pigeon, 45 cm in length. Its back, wings and tail are metallic green. The head and underparts are white, apart from maroon undertail coverts. Sexes are similar.
This is an arboreal dove, feeding on plant material in the tree canopy. They are not very gregarious, but will form small flocks. The bird's call is deep and resonant, and is often the first indication of the presence of this treetop species.
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- Ducula aenea
- English: Green imperial pigeon
- Thai: นกลุมพูเขียว, nok lum-phu kieow
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
- Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
- Ko Lanta National Park
- Ko Tao
- Mae Wong National Park
- Mu Ko Chang National Park
- Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani
- Non Din Daeng District, Buriram
- Pang Sida National Park
- Similan Islands
- Sirinat National Park
- Surin Islands
- Tarutao National Marine Park
- Than Sadet - Koh Pha-Ngan National Park
Range map of Ducula aenea in Thailand
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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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