Thai National Parks

Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Yellow-footed green pigeon

Thai: นกเปล้าขาเหลือง, nok plao kha leuang

Binomial name: Treron phoenicoptera, John Aubrey Clarendon Latham, 1790

The yellow-footed green pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera), also known as yellow-legged green pigeon, is a common species of green pigeon found in the Indian subcontinent. It is the state bird of Maharashtra. In Marathi it is called Hariyal. The species feeds on fruit, including many species of Ficus. They forage in flocks. In the early morning they are often seen sunning on the tops of emergent trees in dense forest areas. They especially are found sitting in couples on tree branches.

Diet

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon feeds on fruits. Large variety of the fruits are from Ficus. They fly in flocks.

This article uses material from Wikipedia released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike Licence 3.0. Eventual photos shown in this page may or may not be from Wikipedia, please see the license details for photos in photo by-lines.

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Columbiformes
Family
Columbidae
Genus
Treron
Species
Treron phoenicoptera

Common names

  • English: Yellow-footed green pigeon
  • Thai: นกเปล้าขาเหลือง, nok plao kha leuang

Synonyms

  • Treron phoenicoptera, BirdLife International (2004)
  • Treron phoenicoptera, Charles Gald Sibley & Burt Leavelle Monroe (1990)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Yellow-footed green pigeon, Treron phoenicoptera in Thailand

Range map of Treron phoenicoptera in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

Contribute or get help with ID

Please help us improving our species range maps. To add a new location to the range map we need a clear image of the specimen you have encountered. No problem if you do not know the species, we will do our best to identify it for you.

For the location, please provide the district name or the national park/ wildlife sanctuary name.

Please post your images to our Thai Species Identification Help group on Facebook.