Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Vulnerable

Flores Green-pigeon (Treron floris)


Taxonomy

French: Colombar de Florès German: Floresgrüntaube Spanish: Vinago de Flores
Taxonomy:

Treron floris

Wallace

, 1864,

Flores

.

Closely allied to T. curvirostra; has been considered a race of that species or of T. pompadora. Monotypic.

Distribution:

WC Lesser Sundas on Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Besar, Solor, Lembata, Pantar and Alor. Reported from Komodo, and may occur also on some other Flores Sea islands#R.

Descriptive notes

c. 28 cm. General coloration soft green with faint yellow tinge on underparts and breast; forehead, face and crown pale grey; faint purplish bronze tinge on mantle; carpal... read more

Voice

Rather loose phrases of shorter or longer modulated mellow whistles. Some drawn-out whistles may be... read more

Habitat

Lowland primary, tall secondary and coastal forest and woodland up to 600 m on Lombok, to 550 m on... read more

Food and feeding

Very little known. Feeds on small fruits, including figs. Forages in canopy.

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

Possibly locally nomadic, but no good information.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. No population data available, but species is considered to be rare on Sumbawa and uncommon on Flores, although locally... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M., de Juana, E. & Boesman, P. (2018). Flores Green-pigeon (Treron floris). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/54294 on 24 September 2018).