Treron – Green pigeons

This genus is filled with the most eccentric-looking pigeons that you’ll ever see

The members of this genus get their nutrition from fruit, including several fig tree varieties. They go in groups when foraging. In places of deep woodland, one may often see them warming themselves in the early morning light atop the emerging trees. They are almost always encountered in pairs perched high up in the branches of trees.

Pairs collaborate to incubate the eggs and rear the chicks after they deposit two eggs in a frail twig nest in a tree, bush, or hedge. The species is considered to play a significant role in fruit seed dispersal. As long as there are fruiting trees nearby, the species has done well at adapting to alterations in the environment caused by humans. There is no concern that it will become extinct.