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Sri Lanka Green Pigeon

Treron pompadora

The Sri Lanka green pigeon, also known as the Pompadour green pigeon or Ceylon green pigeon (Treron pompadora), is a charming bird with a distinctive appearance. It is a member of the pigeon family, Columbidae, and is recognized by its predominantly green plumage, which allows it to blend seamlessly into the forest canopy.

Identification Tips

When observing the Sri Lanka green pigeon, look for its green plumage, which may vary in shade from individual to individual. The male of the species typically exhibits a more vibrant coloration with subtle touches of yellow. Its flight is characterized by swift, direct movements accompanied by the customary beats and occasional sharp flicks of the wings that are typical of pigeons.


This species is a denizen of the forests of Sri Lanka, where it finds refuge and sustenance. The dense foliage of these habitats provides the perfect backdrop for the bird's green plumage, offering both camouflage and a rich source of food.


The Sri Lanka green pigeon is endemic to the island of Sri Lanka, meaning it is found nowhere else in the world. It is a bird that has evolved to thrive in the specific conditions of the Sri Lankan forests.


The Sri Lanka green pigeon is often seen alone or in small groups. Its behavior is marked by its fast and direct flight pattern. On the ground, it forages for seeds and fruits, which constitute the bulk of its diet.

Diet and Feeding

This pigeon has a diet that primarily consists of seeds and fruits from a wide variety of plants. Its feeding habits play a role in the dispersal of seeds throughout its forest habitat, contributing to the growth of new plant life.


The breeding habits of the Sri Lanka green pigeon include the construction of a stick nest within the boughs of a tree. Here, it lays two white eggs, which will hatch to continue the lineage of this unique species.

Conservation status

The Sri Lanka green pigeon is currently classified as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This status indicates that, at present, the species does not face an immediate threat of extinction in the wild.

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