Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon

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Scientific Name: Treron fulvicollis
Malay Name: Punai Bakau
Chinese Name: 棕头绿鸠

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: fulvicollis, melopogenys, oberholseri, baramensis.

Local Subspecies: fulvicollis

Size: 25.5-26 cm

Distinguished from male Pink-necked Green Pigeon by the rufous-chestnut hood and maroon wings. Female resembles Thick-billed Green Pigeon but bill and eyering distinctively narrower, thigh yellowish and undertail-coverts streaked instead of barred.

Similar looking species: Little Green Pigeon, Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Thick-billed Green Pigeon

Habitat: Freshwater swamp forest, coastal forest, mangroves, secondary growth and suitable wooded areas.

Behaviour/Ecology: Little is known of the behaviour of this species.

Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2022)

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Past accepted records in our database:

BirdLife International 2022. Treron fulvicollis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.