Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Yellow-footed Green-pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera) - HBW 4, p. 198

French: Colombar commandeur German: Rotschultertaube Spanish: Vinago Patigualdo
Other common names: Common/Yellow-legged Green-pigeon, Yellow-footed Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba phænicoptera [sic] Latham, 1790, India.
Allied to African Treron species; closest affinities appear to be with T. waalia. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • phillipsi Ripley, 1949 - Sri Lanka.
  • chlorigaster (Blyth, 1843) - India S of Gangetic Plain.
  • phoenicoptera (Latham, 1790) - E Pakistan and N India E through Himalayan foothills and Gangetic Plain to Assam and Bangladesh.

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  • phillipsi Ripley, 1949 - Sri Lanka.
  • chlorigaster (Blyth, 1843) - India S of Gangetic Plain.
  • phoenicoptera (Latham, 1790) - E Pakistan and N India E through Himalayan foothills and Gangetic Plain to Assam and Bangladesh.
  • viridifrons Blyth, 1846 - extreme SC China (S Yunnan), Myanmar (to N Tenasserim) and NW Thailand.
  • annamensis (Ogilvie-Grant, 1909) - E Thailand, S Laos and S Vietnam (Annam, Cochinchina).