Yellow-footed green pigeon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yellow-footed green pigeon
Yellow-footed green pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera) Photograph by Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
Pair in Mangaon, Maharashtra, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Treron
T. phoenicopterus
Binomial name
Treron phoenicopterus
(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. In the early morning, they are often seen sunning on the tops of emergent trees in dense forest areas.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Treron phoenicopterus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  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.
  • Rasmussen, P. C. and Anderton, J. C. (2005) Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Vol 1 and 2. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Editions.