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Wedge-tailed green pigeon

In Thai: นกเปล้าหางพลั่ว, nok plao haang phlua

Binomial name: Treron sphenurus, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1832

The wedge-tailed green pigeon or Kokla green pigeon (Treron sphenurus) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae.

Description

It is greenish yellow with wedge shaped tail. The crown is tinged with orange-rufous with variable amount of maroon on back and scapulars in male but absent in female.

It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English: Wedge-tailed green pigeon
  • Thai: นกเปล้าหางพลั่ว, nok plao haang phlua

Synonyms

  • Treron sphenura, BirdLife International (2004)
  • Treron sphenura, Charles Gald Sibley & Burt Leavelle Monroe (1990)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Wedge-tailed green pigeon, Treron sphenurus in Thailand
Range map of Treron sphenurus in Thailand