Scientific Name: Chalcophaps indica
Alternative Name: Green-winged Pigeon
Malay Name: Punai-Tanah Biasa
Chinese Name: 绿翅金鸠
Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China, Southeast Asia and northern Australia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: indica, robinsoni, maxima, augusta, natalis, minima
Local Subspecies: indica
Size: 23-27 cm
Identification: Male has blue-grey crown and nape, unmistakable metallic green mantle and wings with white shoulder-patch, white forehead and eyebrow and red bill. Female resembles male but has less grey on head and no white on wings. Juvenile has speckly brown mantle with very light greenish wash on wings.
Habitat: Forest, mangroves and coastal woodlands.
Ecology/Behaviour: Forages on the ground along trails under tree cover.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Sungei Buloh and Pulau Ubin.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia