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Photo by mikemik
Socotra, Yemen, November 2012
Treron waalia


  • Deep olive green head
  • Paler green throat and upper breast
  • Yellow underparts
  • Purple shoulder patches
  • Deep olive green wings with buff edges
  • Dark brown iris
  • Orange legs and feet
  • Light grey bill


Africa and the Middle East
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, DRC
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda
Middle East: Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Socotra, Oman


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies T. w. jubaensis is generally considered invalid[2].





  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase

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