Species of Thailand
Large green pigeon
Treron capellei, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1823
(In Thai: นกเปล้าใหญ่)
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.
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.
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.
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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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Treron capellei
- English: Large green pigeon
- Thai: นกเปล้าใหญ่