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Little Green Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by chrisli
Arong Nature Reserve, Malaysia, 22 October 2016
Treron olax


Photo © by Jason Bugay Reyes
Sorinsim (Serinsim) Substation, Sabah, Malaysia, 4 December 2021

21–22 cm (8¼-8¼ in)

  • Dark blue-grey head and hind neck
  • Pale blue forehead

Female has a contrasting grey cap


Lowlands of southern Thailand, Malay Peninsula and Greater Sundas


This is a monotypic species[1].


More commonly seen in lowlands and foothills up to 1400 m. Forests, parks and gardens.



They are usually observed in small flocks. Their diet consists almost entirely of fruit, particularly figs, but there is little more information available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)

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