Thick-billed Green Pigeon

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.


BirdLife International. (2018). Treron curvirostra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. 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.

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