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Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Gray-cheeked Pigeon

Subspecies griseicauda
Photo by Mat & Cathy
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, September 2011
Treron griseicauda


25–26 cm (9¾-10¼ in)

  • Pinkish-gold patch on side of neck (not always visible)
  • Green central breast area

Similar Species

Thick-billed Green Pigeon


Subspecies wallacei
Photo by codexluminati
Tangkoko, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 2014

Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, Bali, Moluccas



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • T. g. sangirensis :
  • Talaud Islands and Sangihe Island
  • T. g. wallacei:
  • T. g. griseicauda:
  • T. g. vordermani:
  • Kangean Islands (Java Sea)


Open land and forest, forest edges and cultivated areas.


They are mainly frugivorous, being particularly fond of figs.

They join mixed feeding flocks with species such as Pink-necked Green Pigeon and parrots.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
  3. BF Member observations

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