Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Male Punai Daun

Punai Daun frolicking at the Cempedak tree perch
Location : Cempedak Hill, Zone G

Male Punai Daun at the Lumok tree.
 The male Punai Daun or Little Green Pigeon (Treron olax) came by the Cempedak Hill very early this morning and had great time frolicking and flying between two fruit trees. The top most branches of the Cempedak tree that are dead and devoid of leaves have been their favourite perch.  From this perch they have a commanding view of the park.  Another perch was at the Ong Lumok tree about 20 meters away.  The adult male has the distinctive maroon colours to its mantle, back and wing coverts. The beauty of this little pigeon is further enhanced by its orange breast fading into a greenish-yellow belly.  The female lacks the maroon and orange colours of the male and instead has an overall greenish look.  The bill is creamy with a greenish base.  Its legs and feet are coral-red.
About to take off...

Little Green Pigeon, male of the species
Treron olax
Location : Cempedak Hill, Zone G.

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