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Yellow-footed green pigeon

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. It is the state bird of Maharashtra. 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.

Scientific Classification

Kingdom- Animalia

Phylum – Chordata 

Class- Aves

Order – Columbiformes

Family- Columbidae

Genus- Treron 

Species- phoenicopterus

Conservation Status

Identification –

Brightly-colored pigeon with significant regional variation. Look for a gray “shoulder strap” and yellow legs. South Asian birds are the brightest, with an orange-yellow neck and green underparts. Southeast Asian birds have more extensive gray on the underparts. Sexes are similar. Found in lowland forest and forest edge, as well as parks, gardens, and orchards; a common urban bird in much of its South Asian range. Not extremely vocal; occasionally gives cooing whistles

This pigeon is a stout bird, 33 cm in length, greenish-yellow in colourr,with blackish winds edged with yellow . it has a small iliac patch on the shoulder. The iris is blue with an outer circle of pink. The bill is soft and swollen at the base and greenish .  

yellow footed green pigeion 1

yellow footed green pigeion 1
yellow footed green pigeion 1

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