Green pigeon

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Green pigeons
Thick-billed Green Pigeon.jpg
male Thick-billed green pigeon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Treron
Vieillot, 1816
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Treron is a genus of bird in the pigeon family Columbidae, commonly called "'green pigeon."' The genus is distributed across Asia and Africa. This genus contains 23 species, remarkable for their green coloration, hence the common name, which comes from a carotenoid pigment in their diet. Green pigeons have diets of various fruit, nuts, and/or seeds. They dwell in trees and occupy a variety of wooded habitats. Members of this genus can be further grouped into species with long tails, medium-length tails, and wedge-shaped tails. Most species of green pigeon display sexual dimorphism, where males and females can be readily distinguished by different colored plumage.

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