Species of Thailand

White-bellied green pigeon

Treron sieboldii, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1835

(In Thai: นกเปล้าท้องขาว)

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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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Very rare

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)

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White-bellied green pigeon

Range Map

Distribution map of White-bellied green pigeon, Treron sieboldii in Thailand
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
Range map of Treron sieboldii in Thailand