Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)


Timor Green-pigeon (Treron psittaceus)


French: Colombar unicolore German: Timorgrüntaube Spanish: Vinago de Timor

Columba Psittacea


, 1808,



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


EC Lesser Sundas on Roti, Semau and Timor. Recorded also on Atauro I (N of Timor)#R.

Descriptive notes

c. 31–33 cm. General coloration soft, slightly greyish green becoming brighter on throat, rump and uppertail-coverts; carpal edge and innermost secondaries dark grey;... read more


“Apparently undescribed in the literature, but has an irregularly uttered cooing song, “u-wop, u-... read more


Primary, tall secondary and monsoon forest in lowlands, up to 160 m.

Food and feeding

Very few data. Only food noted is figs. Forages in fruiting trees, occasionally with other Treron; usually occurs in small flocks... read more


No information available.


No information.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Previously listed as Vulnerable. Lowland monsoon forest habitat of this species on W Timor has been greatly reduced and fragmented. The species was not detected... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M. & de Juana, E. (2018). Timor Green-pigeon (Treron psittaceus). 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 15 December 2018).