Thick-billed Green Pigeon

Scientific Name: Treron curvirostra
Malay Name: Punai Ara Biasa
Chinese Name: 厚嘴绿鸠

Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia

Polytypic. Subspecies are: nipalensis, hainanus, curvirostra, haliplous, pegus, smicrus, hypothapsinus, nasica, erimacrus

Local Subspecies: curvirostra

Size: 25.5-27.5 cm

Identification: Male has thick pale greenish bill with red base, broad green eyering, grey crown, maroon wings and mostly green underparts. Female resembles male but lacks the maroon wings. Juvenile of both sexes resembles female but male will soon start to show patches of adult plumage.

Similar looking species: Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon, Little Green Pigeon

Habitat: Forest, wooded areas and matured gardens and parks.

Ecology/Behaviour: Frequents the canopy and middle storeys in small parties.

Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari and Kent Ridge Park.


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

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore