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Bolle's Pigeon

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Photo by Juan PalmeroLa Palma, Canary Islands, December 2005
Photo by Juan Palmero
La Palma, Canary Islands, December 2005
Columba bollii


[edit] Identification

37-40 cm

  • Dark grey
  • Pinkish breast
  • White band on grey tail

[edit] Distribution

Western Canary Islands (La Palma, Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Some authorities consider this to be a subspecies of Trocaz Pigeon[2].

[edit] Habitat

Breeds in mountain laurel forests and ravines.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

It bulds a stick nest in a tree; a single egg is laid.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia
  3. BF Member observations

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