Little Green Pigeon

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Scientific Name: Treron olax

Malay Name: Punai Kecil

Chinese Name: 小绿鸠

Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Indonesia.

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

Size: 20-20.5 cm

Identification: 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: Former resident and very rare visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Past records in our database:

Showing only accepted records. Note that records currently under review are also not displayed, and the list may not be a full list of records of this species in Singapore. For more details, check the database here.


BirdLife International. (2018). Treron olax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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