African Olive-pigeon Columba arquatrix
(aka Rameron Pigeon)
African Olive-pigeon, Harenna Forest, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

Harenna Forest, Ethiopia
January 2016

The African Olive-pigeon is distributed in the eastern part of Africa with further populations in Angola and Yemen. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the canopy of evergreen forest at between 700 and 3,400 metres in Ethiopia.

It is a large, dark grey pigeon with yellow bill, yellow eyering and yellow feet. There are white spots across the breast and wing coverts. The hindcrown and nape are light grey while the forecrown is dark purple.

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