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Species of Thailand

White-bellied green pigeon

In Thai: นกเปล้าท้องขาว, nok plao thong khao

Binomial name: Treron sieboldii, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1835

The white-bellied green pigeon (Treron sieboldii) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in China, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, India and Vietnam.

Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

The pigeon is known for its unusual habit of drinking saltwater. A well-known location where the pigeons do this in Japan is Terugasaki in Ōiso in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English: White-bellied green pigeon
  • Thai: นกเปล้าท้องขาว, nok plao thong khao

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Range map of Treron sieboldii in Thailand