Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Endangered

Timor Green-pigeon (Treron psittaceus)


Taxonomy

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

Columba Psittacea

Temminck

, 1808,

Timor

.

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

Has an irregularly uttered cooing song, “u-wop, u-wop...”. Often gives calls variously described as... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Previously listed as Vulnerable. The global population is estimated at 600–2000 mature individuals and is in rapid and continuing decline as a result... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M., de Juana, E. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/54295 on 24 May 2019).