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African Green Pigeon

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*''T. c. nudirostris'' *''T. c. nudirostris''
:*[[Senegal]] to [[Gambia]] and [[Guinea-Bissau]] :*[[Senegal]] to [[Gambia]] and [[Guinea-Bissau]]
 +[[Image:African_Green_Pigeon.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Photo by {{user|Reini|Reini}}<br>Photo taken: Lamin fields, [[The Gambia]]]]
*''T. c. sharpei'' *''T. c. sharpei''
:*[[Sierra Leone]] to southern [[Nigeria]] and northern [[Cameroon]] :*[[Sierra Leone]] to southern [[Nigeria]] and northern [[Cameroon]]
-[[Image:African_Green_Pigeon.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Photo by {{user|Reini|Reini}}<br>Photo taken: Lamin fields, [[The Gambia]]]] 
*''T. c. calvus'' *''T. c. calvus''
:*Eastern [[Nigeria]] to north-eastern [[DRC]], central [[Angola]] and [[Príncipe]]. :*Eastern [[Nigeria]] to north-eastern [[DRC]], central [[Angola]] and [[Príncipe]].

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Photo by juninhoLocation: Ulu, Kenya
Photo by juninho
Location: Ulu, Kenya
Treron calva



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.


Sub-Saharan Africa.


Treron calvus has 17 subspecies:[1]

  • T. c. nudirostris
Photo by ReiniPhoto taken: Lamin fields, The Gambia
Photo by Reini
Photo taken: Lamin fields, The Gambia
  • 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


Dense foliage in woodland, especially riverine and fig forest.



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.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at

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