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Vibrant Presence of Green Imperial Pigeon at the Island of Koh Chang

Green Imperial Pigeon

Green Imperial Pigeon

Ducula aenea or commonly known as the Green Imperial Pigeon is a resident bird in Thailand and can generally be found in entire region except in its central island. In the island of Koh Chang, particularly, this species of bird is very notable in the tropical dense lowland forest. The Green Imperial Pigeon’s call is deep and resonant, and is often the first indication of the presence of this treetop species.

 

The Green Imperial Pigeon belongs to the same family as the dove which is columbidae. Its body size of approximately 43 centimeters made the Green Imperial Pigeon somewhat a large bird. The physical features of this species are recognizable and distinct. The feathers on its upper part of the wing, its back and the outer tail are colored grayish green and naturally shiny and beautiful. Its head and mouth are gray, the neck part is white and the feet are red. Green Imperial Pigeon’s lower part of the chest and body are generally gray. Reddish brown feathers covered its tail edge. It has a distinct white circle on the edge of its eyes. It normally hides in the bush and seeks for the food on the tree. It does not like to stay on the ground except coming down for drinking water or eating the salt lick. It survives mainly on fruits especially ripened ones. At a glance, male and female Green Imperial Pigeons cannot be directly distinguished because both resemble the same exterior or physical form. But bird enthusiasts observed that males normally have a slight bigger body frame from females.

 

Green Imperial Pigeons are known good flyers. They fly very quickly. Like other pigeons, they live in troops. But during breeding season, they can be found in pairs. They normally breed during summer to the beginning of rainy season. The female lays one to two white eggs and housed its eggs in a nest roughly made with dry branches or twigs with fibrous materials as that with coconut sheaths or tiny tree leaves. Though at present Green Imperial Pigeons are classified LC or least concern in the conservation status, they are nonetheless regarded as protected wild animals.





published: 21.10.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach

fishing

 

Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants

shopping

Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:

fishing

seafood restaurants

shopping

nightlife

Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community

kayaking

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.

 

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