Species of Thailand

Yellow-footed green pigeon

Treron phoenicopterus, John Aubrey Clarendon Latham, 1790

(In Thai: นกเปล้าขาเหลือง)

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 Hola or 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.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English: Yellow-footed green pigeon
  • Thai: นกเปล้าขาเหลือง

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)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (ONEP)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BCST)

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Yellow-footed green pigeon

Range Map

Distribution map of Yellow-footed green pigeon, Treron phoenicopterus in Thailand
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Thap Lan National Park
Range map of Treron phoenicopterus in Thailand