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Thick-billed Green Pigeon
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Male
Information
Range Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, stretching from the Eastern Himalayas to Borneo and Sumatra.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Treron
Species Treron curvirostra
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
The Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra), is a species of pigeon in the Columbidae family.

Description

The Thick-billled Green Pigeon is a rather small-sized pigeon being under 26 centimeters as compared to other green pigeons. They possess a thick pale greenish bill with red base, broad bluish-green eye ring, grey crown and maroon mantle diagnostic. Their wings have black primary and secondaries with yellow outer edge. The underside is green in both sexes. Their thighs dark green with whitish scales. Females have greenish undertail coverts with whitish scales. Males have maroon dorsum and dull chestnut undertail coverts.

Distribution

It ranges across the eastern regions of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, stretching from the Eastern Himalayas to Borneo and Sumatra. There are currently two subspecies: Treron curvirostra nipalensis and Treron curvirostra curvirostra. The latter being restricted to South of Thailand.

Found across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Ecology

Known to feed on syconia of Figs.

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