Scientific Name: Treron curvirostra
Malay Name: Punai Ara Biasa
Chinese Name: 厚嘴绿鸠
Range: Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia
Taxonomy: 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 young male will soon start to show patches of adult plumage.
Similar looking species: Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon, Little Green Pigeon, Pink-necked Green Pigeon
Habitat: Forest, wooded areas,matured gardens, and parks.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the canopy and mid-storey in small numbers.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari, and Kent Ridge Park.
- First occurrence of an Ashy-headed Green Pigeon (Treron phayrei) in Singapore (Science)
- What bird is this, and why? (Birding Starter Pack)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Thick-billed Green-Pigeon)
BirdLife International. (2018). Treron curvirostra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22691160A130177198.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Thick-billed Green Pigeon. Retrieved on May 30, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/thick-billed-green-pigeon.