"Pink Necked Green Pigeon" Kranji Off The Beaten Path Tip by bpacker

Kranji Off The Beaten Path: 13 reviews and 13 photos


Though Singapore is highly urbanised, we do have large pockets of greenery and more than 200 species of birds over here. Here's a rough sample of birds that you can probably see in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves.

Believe or not, these green pigeons used to be shot for food during the colonial days. I guess their full plumage didn't do justice to them and probably reminded the colonialists of savoury pigeon stews. In any case, they are not as plentiful in the old days but still can be found in parks.

Name:Pink-necked Green Pigeon
Scientific Name:Treron vernans
Malay Name:Punai Kerichau/Gading (Malay)

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  • Updated Sep 26, 2006
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