No.78 Japanese Green Pigeon Treron sieboldii


Rank : 3
The species is known to fly to Terugasaki Beach at Oiso, some 68 kilometers(42 miles) in the southwest of Tokyo, to drink seawater. In the Asakawa River basin, the bird has been occasionally observed among trees on Mt. Takao and Mt. Jimba, but the number is limited. A characteristic ah oh ah oh voice sometimes reveals the birdfs presence.
Yellowish-green plumage on crown and upperparts; white belly; broad black streaks on greenish-white flanks. Malefs wing coverts has chestnut color part, while female has no chestnut color on wings – an identifying mark.
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