Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Near Threatened

Sumba Green-pigeon (Treron teysmannii)


French: Colombar de Sumba German: Teysmanntaube Spanish: Vinago de Sumba

Treron Teysmannii


, 1879,



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


Sumba (WC Lesser Sundas).

Descriptive notes

c. 28 cm. General coloration soft grey-green becoming bright yellow-green on forehead, lores, throat, rump and uppertail-coverts; lower mantle, scapulars and some inner wing-... read more


Rather loose phrases of well-spaced, mainly overslurred, mellow whistles. Also grunting notes.


Lowland primary, selectively logged and tall secondary forest, up to c. 800 m. Appears to favour... read more

Food and feeding

Little information on diet. Feeds in crowns of fruiting trees, e.g. Streblus asper and Ficus benjamina; occasionally on... read more


Egg-laying recorded in May. No description of nest or breeding behaviour.


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered near-threatened. Still moderately common, but is presumably declining, due to continuing clearance of forest; very small range.... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M. & Boesman, P. (2019). Sumba Green-pigeon (Treron teysmannii). 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 16 December 2019).