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Large green pigeon

In Thai: นกเปล้าใหญ่, nok plao yai

Binomial name: Treron capellei, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1823

The large green pigeon (Treron capellei) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Population

The population of the large green pigeon is estimated to be at approximately 15, 000 to 30, 000 individuals across its range in Southeast Asia.

Ecology

This bird inhabits primary and secondary evergreen rainforests, almost always in the lowland but may inhabit foothills of up to 1500 meters high. Small flocks generate in the high canopies of the rainforest in search of fruiting trees. Although this bird is primarily active during the day, nocturnal movements have been noticed.

Threats

The largest threat to the large green pigeon is the deforestation of its forest home. Large amounts of its original habitat have been cut down due to illegal logging and making way for palm oil plantations which have also had a devastating effect on other species.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English: Large green pigeon
  • Thai: นกเปล้าใหญ่, nok plao yai

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Large green pigeon, Treron capellei in Thailand
Range map of Treron capellei in Thailand