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Bolle's Pigeon - BirdForum Opus

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


37-40 cm

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


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


This is a monotypic species[1].

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


Breeds in mountain laurel forests and ravines.



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


  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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