Little Green Pigeon

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Scientific Name: Treron olax
Malay Name: Punai Kecil
Chinese Name: 小绿鸠

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Indonesia.


Size: 20-20.5 cm

Male can be distinguished from other Green Pigeon species by a combination of small size, bluish-grey hood, maroon wings and broad orange patch on upper-breast. Female has dark grey crown, pale greyish throat, dark green upperparts, pale undertail-coverts with dark green streaks and no eyering.

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

Habitat: Forest.


Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Past accepted records in our database: Showing the most recent 10 records. See more on our database page.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page ↗
Photos: Oriental Bird Images ↗
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link ↗
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link ↗
eBird Species page: eBird (Little Green-Pigeon) ↗

BirdLife International. (2018). Treron olax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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