Little Green Pigeon

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)

Location: Pulau Tekong and Central Catchment Forest. Previous last sighting (a female bird) was at Jelutong Tower on 19 October 2004. Latest sighting of a male bird at Jelutong Tower on 16 March 2016.


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

BirdLife International. (2018). Treron olax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.