Pink-necked Green Pigeon

Scientific Name: Treron vernans

Malay Name: Punai Kocok

Chinese Name: 红颈绿鸠

Range: Widespread throughout Southeast Asia

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

Size: 26.5-32 cm

Identification: Male has mostly green plumage with greyish head, pinkish nape, neck and upperbreast, orange central breast and dark chestnut undertail-coverts. Female lacks the pinkish and orange plumage of the male. Juvenile of both sexes resembles female but male will soon start to show patches of adult plumage.

Similar looking species: Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon, Little Green Pigeon, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon

Habitat: Forests, mangroves, wooded areas, gardens and parks.

Behaviour/Ecology: Arboreal, seldom come to the ground except to drink.

Local Status: Very common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pasir Ris Park, Tampines Eco Green, Bidadari and any other suitable patch of habitat.


BirdLife International. (2016). Treron vernans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. 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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