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African Green Pigeon

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Photo by juninhoLocation: Ulu, Kenya, July 2005
Photo by juninho
Location: Ulu, Kenya, July 2005
Treron calva



  • Grey-green to yellowish-green upperparts
  • Yellow thighs
  • Mauve patches on the top of the wing
  • White-tipped red bill
  • Red feet


Widespread in sub-Saharan Africa
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po), Sao Tome, Principe


Treron calvus has 17 subspecies:[1]

  • T. c. nudirostris
Photo by ReiniPhoto taken: Lamin fields, The Gambia, November 2005
Photo by Reini
Photo taken: Lamin fields, The Gambia, November 2005
  • 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


Forests, bushveld, savanna; always associated with fruiting trees, especially figs.




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
  2. Avibase
  3. Africa Bird Guide

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