A green pigeon with striking yellowish markings and edgings on the wing. Male has a chestnut lower back, while the back of the female is entirely green. Readily identified within its limited range, as there are no other green pigeons on Sumba island. Found singly or in pairs within canopy of forest and in secondary areas where tall trees remain. Small groups gather at fruiting trees. Calls include a soft “woop-woop,” grunting sounds, and weak, rising whistled notes.