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Pin-tailed Green Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Photo by robby thai
Mae Wong National Park, Thailand, December 2014

Alternative name: Pin-tailed Pigeon

Treron apicauda


Male 32 cm (12½ in); female 28 cm (11 in)

  • Yellowish-green overall plumage
  • Darker on wing-coverts and scapulars
  • Lighter underparts
  • Yellow breast


Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • T. a. apicauda:
  • Foothills of north-eastern India to south-western China and southern Myanmar (Tenasserim)
  • T. a. lowei:
  • T. a. laotinus:


There are generally seen in forests and second growth in hill country up to about 1800 m.



Their diet consists almost entirely of fruit and berries.


Their nest is a twiggy platform.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)

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