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Photo by drjpmenon
Western Ghats, South India, January 2015
Treron affinis


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 drjpmenon
Western Ghats, South India, January 2015

Southwest India: found in the Western Ghats


This is a monotypic species[1].

It was formerly considered conspecific with Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Ashy-headed Green Pigeon, Andaman Green Pigeon, Philippine Green Pigeon and Buru 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, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  4. Birdforum thread mentioning splitting of this species

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