yellow-footed green pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)
English: Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon, Lucknow School, 1780, pen and ink with watercolor and gum arabic, heightened with touches of white, with gum Arabic, 18 ½ x 11 ¼
Source Arader Galleries, New York City
The yellow-footed green pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera), also known as yellow-legged green pigeon, is a common species of green pigeon found in the Indian subcontinent. It is the state bird of Maharashtra. In Marathi it is called Hariyal. The species feeds on fruit, including many species of Ficus. They forage in flocks. In the early morning they are often seen sunning on the tops of emergent trees in dense forest areas. They especially are found sitting in couples on tree branches.