Definition of green pigeon in US English:

green pigeon


  • A fruit-eating pigeon with mainly green plumage occurring in the Old World tropics.

    Genus Treron, family Columbidae: many species. See also fruit pigeon

    • ‘Replanted areas where the canopy has closed that are situated close to good forest might support green pigeons, Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris and possibly wood pigeons.’
    • ‘The green pigeons are endemic to the Andaman islands.’
    • ‘Of the game birds, the species such as ducks, teals, sand grouses, quails, green pigeons, black-bucks etc. are commonly found in the district.’
    • ‘Soon enough, there was some commotion among the birders as Nilo pointed out a flock of green pigeons.’
    • ‘There are guides here who will enthusiastically point out more than 300 species, including pheasants, green pigeons, doves, Malabar pied hornbills, bee-eaters, bulbuls and more.’