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Yellow-footed Green Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Yellow-legged Green Pigeon

Nominate subspecies, pair
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, 21 December 2018
Treron phoenicopterus


33cm (13 in)

  • Bluish-grey top of head, cheeks and nape
  • Yellowish-green wash on forehead
  • Yellowish-green throat
    • Yellow neck
  • Yellow feet and legs


subspecies annamensis
Photo © by James Eaton
Tmat Boey, Cambodia, March 2006

Asia: found in China, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.



Five subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • T. p. phillipsi:
  • T. p. chlorigaster
  • Peninsular India south of the Gangetic Plain
  • T. p. phoenicopterus:
  • T. p. viridifrons:
  • T. p. annamensis:


Dry decideous forests amongst fruiting trees, gardens.

Subspecies T. p. chlorigaster
Photo © by ariban
Patuli, Kolkata, India, May 2010



The diet includes fruit, especially figs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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