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Photo by Alok Tewari
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India (Alt. 7000 ft. above MSL), June 2014
Treron sphenurus


30–33 cm (11¾-13 in)

  • Yellowish-green head, neck and underparts
  • Coppery-gold wash on crown and breast


Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh and Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java (main island), Lesser Sundas and Bali.



Pair in nesting season
Photo by Alok Tewari
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India (Alt. 2,100 m [7000 ft.] above MSL), June 2014

Three subspecies are recognised:[1]


Evergreen and moist deciduous forest. At least in Indonesia is a montane species, usually occurring above c1,500 m.



Recording by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal Forest, Alt. 1,670 m (5500 ft.), Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, April-2017
Early summer song/call, recorded late afternoon./ There is background call by Green-backed Tit.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Birdforum thread discussing range of this species
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

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