Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon

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

Identification: 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: Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Thick-billed Green Pigeon and Little Green Pigeon

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

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

Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Previous confirmed sighting was a pair at Pulau Ubin on 3 Sep 2011, a male bird at Tampines Eco Green from 27 February to 6 March 2016 and a flock of up to 12 birds at Pulau Ubin between 1-8 January 2017.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia