Sri Lanka Green Pigeon
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Range Sri Lanka
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Treron
Species Treron pompadora
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Sri Lanka green pigeon (Treron pompadora), is a species of pigeon in the Columbidae family. In Sri Lanka, this bird and several others green pigeon are known as bata goya in the Sinhala language. It is found in the forests of Sri Lanka. Many authorities split the species from the pompadour green pigeon complex.


The Sri Lanka green pigeon usually occurs singly or in small groups. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings that are characteristic of pigeons in general. It eats the seeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs.

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