Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-vented Green-pigeon (Treron seimundi)


French: Colombar de Seimund German: Weißbauch-Grüntaube Spanish: Vinago culigualdo
Other common names: Yellow-vented Pigeon

Sphenocercus seimundi


, 1910,

Semangko Pass, Malay Peninsula


In the past, sometimes placed in genus Sphenurus. Closely allied to T. apicauda and T. oxyurus, and these three species may form a link between the African and other Asian Treron species; more distantly related to the T. sphenurus species-group. Differences between races were perhaps somewhat exaggerated on plate in HBW; nominate has a slight dull peachy wash on breast (1) and a somewhat darker, more olive-toned green crown and cheek (at most 2). Two subspecies recognized.

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Subspecies and Distribution
  • T. s. modestus (Delacour, 1926) – mountains of N & C Laos and N, C & S Vietnam (Annam, Cochinchina); presumably this race in W, NW & SE Thailand.
  • T. s. seimundi (Robinson, 1910) – mountains of Malay Peninsula.
  • Descriptive notes

    30–33 cm. General coloration dark olivaceous green tinged coppery gold on forehead and crown, and lighter on breast, rump and uppertail-coverts; pinkish orange patch on... read more


    Not well documented. A variable phrase of loosely delivered mellow whistles. One recording includes... read more


    Forest, primarily in foothills and mountains, but also occurs on SW coast of the Malay Peninsula in... read more

    Food and feeding

    Frugivorous, reportedly feeding in the canopy of tall forest trees. No further details.


    No information, other than a report of a bird thought to be a recent fledgling in Malay Peninsula in Jun.


    Very little information. Reported to descend to the plains of Annam (C Vietnam) in winter to breed.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near-Threatened. Severe deforestation has occurred in much of the montane habitat within this species'... read more

    Recommended citation

    Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M., Boesman, P. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2019). Yellow-vented Green-pigeon (Treron seimundi). 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 7 December 2019).