What kind of bird is a green pigeon? About characteristics, ecology, and habitat


What kind of bird is a green pigeon? We will explain its characteristics, ecology, and habitat. This bird can only be seen in Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and China, and in Japan it can be seen from Honshu to Kyushu. Their population is very stable, and they can be seen in various areas, so be sure to take a look.

What is green pigeon? About basic status

The Green Pigeon is a bird classified in the genus Pigeon. The total length is 33cm, the kanji is green pigeon, and the scientific name is Treron sieboldii. The list of information is as follows.

English(英名)White-bellied green-pigeon
scientific name(学名)Treron sieboldii
classification(分類)Ave、 Columbiformes、Columbidae、Treron

About habitat

Green pigeons can be found in Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), the Korean Peninsula, and China.

feature is? What kind of creature is it?

The green pigeon has a dark green upper surface and a bright greenish-yellow color from head to chest. Males can be distinguished from females by the reddish-brown feathers on their wings. As its name suggests, it is olive-colored overall and prefers broad-leaved forests and mixed coniferous forests, and lives alone or sometimes in groups of about 10 individuals. In China, it is a winter bird, and in Hokkaido, it is a summer bird.

What does the ecology look like?

Green pigeons are herbivores, subsisting on fruits and seeds. Green pigeons are known to go to the coast and drink seawater because of a lack of minerals. They build a saucer-shaped nest made of bundled tree branches on top of a tree and lay their eggs in June. They only lay two eggs and have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years.

Are there any natural enemies?

The green pigeon’s natural enemies are large birds. Eggs are especially targeted.

Is the green pigeon an endangered species?

The green pigeon is not an endangered species. The population is very stable.

Can green pigeons be kept as pets?

Blue pigeons are designated as natural monuments of Kanagawa Prefecture, so breeding them is not easy.


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