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Photo by Kirsty Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, November 2004
Photo by Kirsty
Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, November 2004
Streptopelia lugens


[edit] Identification

  • Mainly grey
  • Black patch on side of neck
  • Rufous-edged wing coverts
  • Red brown iris
  • Grey bill

[edit] Distribution

Africa and southwestern Arabia
Western Africa: occurs only in Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi
Middle East: Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia and Yemen

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Three subspecies: funebrea, bishaensis and rabica are generally considered invalid[2].

[edit] Habitat

Alpine moorland, bush, rocky slopes in upland grassland. Observed at heights over 4000 meters.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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