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Photo by James Eaton
Buru, Indonesia, October 2012
Treron aromaticus


28 centimeters in length. Its head, tail, and underparts are bright green, and its head has a grey crown. The legs are red; the bill is thin and grey. The flight feathers and tail are black. The male has a chestnut back. The female has a green back and no orange breast patch.


Photo by James Eaton
Buru, Indonesia, October 2012

Endemic to Buru Islands, Indonesia.


This is a monotypic species[1].

It was formerly considered conspecific with Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Ashy-headed Green Pigeon, Grey-fronted Green Pigeon, Philippine Green Pigeon and Andaman Green Pigeon.


Rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands.



It builds a nest of sticks in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is fast and direct.


Diet includes the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants.


  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. Birdforum thread mentioning splitting of this species

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