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- Streptopelia lugens
- Mainly grey
- Black patch on side of neck
- Rufous-edged wing coverts
- Red brown iris
- Grey bill
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
This is a monotypic species.
Three subspecies: funebrea, bishaensis and rabica are generally considered invalid.
Alpine moorland, bush, rocky slopes in upland grassland. Observed at heights over 4000 meters.
- 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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BF Member observations
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