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Thick-billed green pigeon

Thai: นกเขาเปล้าธรรมดา, nok khao plao tham-ma-daa

Binomial name: Treron curvirostra, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, 1789

The thick-billed green pigeon (Treron curvirostra) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Description

Rather small-sized pigeon being under 26 cm as compared to other green pigeons. A thick pale greenish bill with red base, broad bluish-Green eye ring, grey crown and maroon mantle diagnostic. Wings have black primary and secondaries with yellow outer edge. Underside green in both sexes. Thighs dark green with whitish scales. Female has greenish undertail coverts with whitish scales. Males have maroon dorsum and dull chestnut undertail coverts.

Distribution

It ranges across the eastern regions of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, stretching from the Eastern Himalayas to Borneo and Sumatra. There are currently two sub species: T. c. nipalensis and T.c.curvirostra. The latter being restricted to South of Thailand.

Found across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Ecology

Known to feed on syconia of Figs.

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Videos of Thick-billed green pigeon

  • Thick-billed green pigeon - Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

    Thick-billed green pigeon - Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English: Thick-billed green pigeon
  • Thai: นกเขาเปล้าธรรมดา, nok khao plao tham-ma-daa

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Thick-billed green pigeon, Treron curvirostra in Thailand

Range map of Treron curvirostra in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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