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Pigeon, African Olive
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Columba arquatrix
Africa, Angola, Asia, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Middle East, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, North West Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Cape Province, Zambia Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to frequent and locally common (del Hoyo et al. 1997). ...
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The adult male African Olive Pigeon is a large pigeon at 37 to 42 cm (15 to 17 in) in length and a weight of 300 to 450 g (11 to 16 oz).[ 2] [ 3] [ 4] Its back and wings are maroon, with the shoulders heavily speckled with white spots. The underparts are maroon with heavy white spotting, and the head is grey with yellow patches around the eye, and a yellow bill. The neck plumage, used in display, is streaked maroon and white, the underwing and undertail are dark grey, and the feet are yellow. ...
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