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African Green Pigeon

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:*Lowlands of eastern [[Tanzania]] and [[Zanzibar]] :*Lowlands of eastern [[Tanzania]] and [[Zanzibar]]
*''T. c. orientalis'' *''T. c. orientalis''
-:*S Tanzania to Mozambique and lower Zambezi Valley+:*Southern [[Tanzania]] and northern [[Mozambique]]
*''T. c. schalowi'' *''T. c. schalowi''
:*Southern [[DRC]] and [[Zambia]] to Victoria Falls :*Southern [[DRC]] and [[Zambia]] to Victoria Falls
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:*Coastal [[Kenya]] to south-eastern [[South Africa]] :*Coastal [[Kenya]] to south-eastern [[South Africa]]
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==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Dense foliage in woodland, especially riverine and fig forest. Dense foliage in woodland, especially riverine and fig forest.

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Photo by ReiniPhoto taken: Lamin fields, The Gambia
Photo by Reini
Photo taken: Lamin fields, The Gambia
Treron calva

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Identification

Grey green to yellow green upperparts, yellow thighs, mauve patches on the top of the wing, bills are red at the base white at the tip, red feet.

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa.

Taxonomy

Treron calvus has 17 subspecies:

  • T. c. nudirostris
  • T. c. sharpei
  • T. c. calvus
  • T. c. poensis
  • T. c. uellensis
  • T. c. brevicerus
  • T. c. salvadorii
  • T. c. granviki
  • T. c. wakefieldii
  • T. c. granti
  • T. c. orientalis
  • T. c. schalowi
  • T. c. chobiensis
  • T. c. ansorgei
  • T. c. vylderi
  • T. c. damarensis
  • T. c. delalandii

Habitat

Dense foliage in woodland, especially riverine and fig forest.

Behaviour

Arboreal.

The diet includes fruit, particularly figs.

The nest is a frail platform of coarse twigs and leaves. 1-2 eggs are laid and incubated for 13 days.

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