French: Colombar à cou roux German: Zimtkopf-Grüntaube Spanish: Vinago cabecirrufo
Other common names: Cinnamon-headed Pigeon
Java; error = Sumatra.
A distinctive form of uncertain affinities. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. fulvicollis
(Wagler, 1827) – lowlands of Malay Peninsula from S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) S, including Riau and Lingga Archipelagos, to Sumatra, Bangka and Belitung.
T. f. melopogenys
(Oberholser, 1912) – Nias I and Siberut I (off W Sumatra).
T. f. oberholseri
Chasen, 1935 – Natuna Is (off NW Borneo).
T. f. baramensis
A. B. Meyer, 1891 – Borneo and islands off N Bornean coast.
25–27 cm; 167 g. Head and neck rusty purplish chestnut becoming dark greenish gold on breast and dark reddish purple on mantle and lesser wing-coverts; belly dull... read more
A variable whistled phrase with a duration of c. 5–6 seconds. Phrase comprises 14–16 shorter or... read more
Coastal swamps and forest, open scrub and mangroves up to 200 m.
Food and feeding
Known to be frugivorous, but no detailed information on diet. Reported to feed primarily in small trees.
In Sumatra, eggs collected in Feb–Apr; in Borneo, nest building in Feb; in Peninsular Malaysia, nests recorded in Jan–Feb and... read more
Little known. Presumed to be resident in Thailand, Sumatra and Nias; no evidence of nocturnal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered near-threatened. Reckoned to be generally uncommon. No recent records from S Thailand, where species may always have been a rare... read more
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