Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Near Threatened

Buru Green-pigeon (Treron aromaticus)


French: Colombar de Buru German: Molukken-Pompadourtaube Spanish: Vinago de Buru

Columba aromatica

J. F. Gmelin

, 1789,

Ambon; error = Buru


Previously considered conspecific with T. pompadora. Within this group, present species differs from T. axillaris on account of its lack of a red cere (2); deeper-shaded but less extensive maroon back (2); much more yellow in wings (ns[1]); bluer-grey, more clear-cut and extensive crown (ns[2]); reddish-purple vs bluish-grey legs and feet (3); and smaller bill (no measurements taken) (at least 1)#R. Monotypic.


S Moluccas (Buru).

Descriptive notes

c. 28 cm. Medium-sized green pigeon with a grey crown (and whitish forecrown), bright yellow and broad fringes to wing-coverts and flight-feathers, throat and breast bright... read more


Apparently undescribed.


Forest, forest edge and tall second growth from sea-level to 730 m, where it occurs singly, in... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on Ficus and other fruits of trees and shrubs.


Nothing known.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Population probably exceeds 10,000 individuals, but is probably declining since suitable habitat is decreasing... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2020). Buru Green-pigeon (Treron aromaticus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 27 February 2020).