Orange-breasted Green Pigeon

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Scientific Name: Treron bicinctus
Malay Name: Punai Siam
Chinese Name: 橙胸绿鸠

Range:
Resident species in the Indian subcontinent, south China (Hainan), Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Java and Bali. Some seasonal movements are suspected.

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: leggei, bicinctus, domvilii, javanus.

Size: 29 cm

Identification:
Male has green head, with a narrow band of pink on the upper breast and broader bright orange breast band below, and a blue-grey nape. A dark tail-bar is interrupted centrally and the broad pale grey terminal band can be observed in flight. Female lack the pink and orange breast patch, Differentiated from other female green pigeons by contrasting blue-grey nape, strong brownish cast to green of upperparts, lack of obvious eyering, and tail pattern of the male. The wingbars of both sexes are clear yellow (in contrast to the cream in Pink-necked Green Pigeon).

Similar looking species: Pink-necked Green Pigeon

Habitat: Forested area, secondary growth and sometimes coastal scrubs.

Behaviour/Ecology: Often seen joining other frugivores at fruiting figs, foraging by slowly walking along branches. Diet consist mainly of fruits and seeds.

Local Status: Very rare vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Treron bicinctus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22691142A93304079.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.