White-bellied green pigeon

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White-bellied green pigeon
Treron Sieboldii.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Treron
Species:
T. sieboldii
Binomial name
Treron sieboldii
(Temminck, 1835)

The white-bellied green pigeon (Treron sieboldii) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in China, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

The pigeon is known for its unusual habit of drinking saltwater. A well-known location where the pigeons do this in Japan is Terugasaki in Ōiso in Kanagawa Prefecture.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Treron sieboldii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Japanese Green Pigeon". Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "White-bellied green pigeons battle waves in Kanagawa". Mainichi Shimbun. November 4, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2018.