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Pigeon, African Green
 
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Scientific Name:
Treron calvus
Location(s):
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, Nigeria, North Africa, North West Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, West Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be frequent to locally abundant (del Hoyo et al. 1997). ...
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Wikipedia
Adult birds have maroon shoulder patches (olive in immatures) and rufous undertail coverts. They reach a length of 25-28 cm. Their call is a series of flowing whistles, rendered as ‘thweeeloo, thweeeoo’. They inhabit riparian forest, woodland and savanna, where they associate with fruiting trees, especially wild fig (Ficus) species, including Ficus sycomorus and Ficus sur, and in cities the ornamental Chinese banyan. They also take fruit of Saffrons (Cassine spp.), Jacket plum (Pappea capensis), Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata), Water berry (Syzygium cordatum) and Jackalberry (Diospyros mespiliformis). They may also feed on exotic Loquats and Mulberries, or on carrion by occasion. ...
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