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Photo by robby thai
Mae Yom National Park, Thailand, March 2018
Treron phayrei


27-28 cms (10½-11 in)
Its head, tail, and underparts are bright green, and its head has a grey crown.
The legs are red; the bill is thin and grey. The flight feathers and tail are black.
The male has a chestnut back. The female has a green back and no orange breast patch.


Asia: found from Nepal and northeast India east to southwest China, Burma, Thailand, Laos and southern Vietnam.


It was formerly considered conspecific with Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Andaman Green Pigeon, Grey-fronted Green Pigeon, Philippine Green Pigeon and Buru Green Pigeon.


Two subspecies recognized:


Rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands.



It builds a nest of sticks in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is fast and direct.


Diet includes the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread mentioning splitting of this species

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.