Pink-necked Green-pigeon – miscellaneous images

on 1st May 2022

Post 1 above shows a flock of Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans griseicapilla) in flight at the fringe of the Papan Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Often seen in the mornings, traveling together, presumably to feeding sites. Saw at least nine birds on the morning of 27th August 2020, but could be more…

Post 2 above is a male Pink-necked Green Pigeon photographed on 22nd November 2019 at the Perak wetlands.


Post 3 above is an adult male Pink-necked Green Pigeon encountered at a semi-urban habitat in the outskirts of Ipoh on 29th June 2020.

Post 4 above is a close-up of the adult Pink-necked Green Pigeon showing the double coloured iris lavender-pink outside with a bright blue inner ring. The blue and pink are seen in certain lighting and postures and the iris usually looks dark red in the field (Wells 1999). Photographer from a semi-urban habitat in the outskirts of Ipoh on 29th June 2020.

Post 5 above was photographed on 30th November 2020 at the secondary growth adjacent to the limestone outcroppings in Perak, At that time I encountered this large fruiting Ficus benjamina tree that attracted a large number of Pink-necked Green Pigeons – in excess of 120. They arrived in 7-8 ‘waves’ of 20+ each time and this allowed me to get a rough estimate of their number. In the past I have only seen smaller flocks of 10-15 at such fruiting trees.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone.


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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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