Treron curvirostra curvirostra

(Gmelin, 1789)

Vernacular names
English : Thick-billed green-pigeon
French : Colombar à gros bec

Classification
Class : Aves
Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known (4 more have been described but their validity is questionned).

Identification
Dark green to olive-green with yellow tinge on breast and belly. Male with vinous-purple wings and yellow fringes. Large green eye-ring, thick red bill with bright yellow tip.

Range and habitat
Subspecies occurs from east India and Nepal to south China, south to Peninsular Malaysia and north Sumatra. Found in lots of forest types, mangroves and second growth, to 1500 m.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common although it is dependent on forests. Scarce in Philippines and endangered in Singapore. No conservation programs are in place.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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