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Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Treron

Treron or green pigeons, is a genus of pigeons in the Columbidae family. The genus is distributed across Asia and Africa. This genus contains 29 species, remarkable for their green coloration, hence the common name, which comes from a carotenoid pigment in their diet. Green pigeons have diets of various fruit, nuts, and/or seeds. They dwell in trees and occupy a variety of wooded habitats. Members of this genus can be further grouped into species with long tails, medium-length tails, and wedge-shaped tails. Most species of green pigeon display sexual dimorphism, where males and females can be readily distinguished by different colored plumage.


Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Jerdon, 1840) (Treron bicinctus)
Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon (Wagler, 1827) (Treron fulvicollis)
Little Green Pigeon (Temminck, 1823) (Treron olax)
Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Linnaeus, 1771) (Treron vernans)
Pompadour green pigeon complex:
 Grey-fronted Green Pigeon (Jerdon, 1840) (Treron affinis)
 Buru Green Pigeon (Gmelin, 1789) (Treron aromaticus)
 Philippine Green Pigeon (Bonaparte, 1855) (Treron axillaris)
 Andaman Green Pigeon (Blyth, 1845) (Treron chloropterus)
 Ashy-headed Green Pigeon (Blyth, 1862) (Treron phayrei)
 Sri Lanka Green Pigeon (Gmelin, 1789) (Treron pompadora)
Pin-tailed Green Pigeon (Blyth, 1846) (Treron apicauda)
Madagascan Green Pigeon (Linnaeus, 1771) (Treron australis)
African Green Pigeon (Temminck, 1811) (Treron calvus)
Large Green Pigeon (Temminck, 1823) (Treron capellei)
Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Gmelin, 1789) (Treron curvirostra)
Flores Green Pigeon (Wallace, 1863) (Treron floris)
Whistling Green Pigeon (Swinhoe, 1863) (Treron formosae)
Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon (Wallace, 1863) (Treron griseicauda)
Comoros Green Pigeon (Benson, 1960) (Treron griveaudi)
Sumatran Green Pigeon (Temminck, 1823) (Treron oxyurus)
Pemba Green Pigeon (Pakenham, 1940) (Treron pembaensis)
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Latham, 1790) (Treron phoenicoptera)
Timor Green Pigeon (Temminck, 1808) (Treron psittaceus)
São Tomé Green Pigeon (Gmelin, 1789) (Treron sanctithomae)
White-bellied Green Pigeon (Temminck, 1835) (Treron sieboldii)
Yellow-vented Green Pigeon (Robinson, 1910) (Treron seimundi)
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon (Vigors, 1832) (Treron sphenurus)
Sumba Green Pigeon (Schlegel, 1879) (Treron teysmannii)
Bruce's Green Pigeon (Meyer, 1793) (Treron waalia)
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