Yellow-footed green pigeon

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Yellow-footed green pigeon
Pair in Mangaon, Maharashtra, India
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Treron
T. phoenicopterus
Binomial name
Treron phoenicopterus
(Latham, 1790)

Treron phoenicoptera (Latham, 1790)

At Punjab Bhavan, New Delhi.

The yellow-footed green pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus), also known as yellow-legged green pigeon, is a common species of green pigeon found in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia.[2] It is the state bird of Maharashtra.[3][4] In Marathi, it is called Haroli or Hariyal. It is known as Haitha in Upper Assam and Haitol in Lower Assam. The species feeds on fruit, including many species of Ficus. They forage in flocks. They are habitat generalists:[5] in the early morning, they are often seen sunning on the tops of emergent trees in dense forest areas, especially Banyan trees,[6] but they have also been spotted in natural remnants in urban areas.[5] Their population is currently increasing.[5]


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  2. ^ "BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Treron phoenicopterus". Retrieved 2023-01-13.
  3. ^ Yellow-footed green pigeon to remain Maharashtra state bird. June 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Rebello, S. Yellow-footed green pigeon retains the state bird tag. Hindustan Times June 29, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Choudaj, Kiran; Shaha, Chaitali (2023-06-01). "Natural remnants are refuges for rare birds in an urban area: a study from Pune city, India". Ornis Hungarica. 31 (1): 62–71. doi:10.2478/orhu-2023-0004. ISSN 2061-9588.
  6. ^ Win, Nwet Nwet; et al. (June 2016). "ChemInform Abstract: Isopimarane Diterpenoids from Kaempferia pulchra Rhizomes Collected in Myanmar and Their Vpr Inhibitory Activity". ChemInform. 47 (29). doi:10.1002/chin.201629225. ISSN 0931-7597.
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