Medium-sized green pigeon with yellow face and yellowish line on the wing. Male has a maroon back that is green on the female. Found singly to small groups at upper levels of forest in lowlands and hills. Maroon back of male rules out similar species. Female has pale, green-marked undertail, unlike plainer, rufous undertail of Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, or rufous markings of Yellow-footed Green Pigeon. Legs and feet of Sri Lanka Green Pigeon are reddish. Call a series of drawn-out whistles.