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

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: Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon, Little Green Pigeon, Pink-necked Green Pigeon

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

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

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.


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

BirdLife International. (2018). Treron curvirostra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.