The pink-necked green pigeon is the third most common bird in Singapore; they can be easily seen if your condo or apartment is located near tall trees. However, unlike the Mynahs or the Asian Glossy Starlings, these pigeons are hard to spot in the streets or other urban environments. In fact, these pigeons have never visited my balcony.
The male of this species is more colorful than its female counterpart, and these birds spend most of their time on trees and only come down to the ground to drink.
They can be found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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- BirdLife International (2012). “Treron vernans”. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.