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Photo by the late Laurence Poh
Location: Ipoh, Malaysia
The male is on the right; the female on the left.
Treron vernans

Identification

25cm. Male: Grey head and throat, pinkish purple upper breast and neck, and orange lower breast, mantle and wing covert apple green; under tall covert chestnut. Female: green with yellow tinge on belly; thighs mixed dark green and yellow; under tail covert pale cinnamon.

Distribution

Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Taxonomy

Monotypic[1]

Habitat

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

Behaviour

Diet includes mainly fruits, especially figs, but also palm fruit and berries, and nibble on buds.

The nest is flimsy and built by both parents. 1-2 eggs ae laid and are incubated by both parents who also both raise the young.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.


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