27 November 2008

Pink-necked Green Pigeon - Punai Gading

LIFER # 3, while birding at Temerloh on Sunday.
Local name: Punai Gading
 Pink-necked Green Pigeon Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) - male

with Asian Glossy Starling and Yellow-vented Bulbul

Pink-necked Green PigeonMale and Female (above)

There are 17 pigeon species in Malaysia and I only seen three so far;
1) Little Green Pigeon (Treron olax) - Punai Siul
2) Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra) - Punai Daun
3) Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) - Punai Gading

BTW, "Punai" = "kote" mean male genitalia in Malay! ;-)


Anonymous said...

Sekarang ni banyaklah punai kena potong. :)

Tabib said...

Ha..circumcision!, That my job every evening now, right up to Christmas.