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)

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Past accepted records in our database:

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.