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African  Green Pigeon

African Green Pigeon

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Scientific Name:

Treron Calvus


Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa, down to N Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and NE South Africa


Diet:

Frugivorous. Fruits and berries (especially figs), flower buds, nectar, seeds.


Facts

Habitat:  Variety of forests, wooded savanna, mangrove.


Incubation: 13-14 days / 1-2 eggs


Social structure: Pairs or flock of up to 50 birds.


Weight: male 285g max, female 225g max


Dimensions: 25-30cm  

 

Lifespan:  11 max under human care


Estimated population in the wild: frequent to locally abundant

 

Threats: There are no major threats to this species


IUCN Status: Least Concern


Did you know that:

  1. Occasionally they eat small pieces of flesh or dried blood from carcasses.
  2. They are commonly observed climbing around branches like parrots and occasionally hanging upside down as they reach for food.



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