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African Green Pigeon

African Grey Parrot
African Fish-Eagle

About the African Green Pigeon

Also known as: African Fruit-Pigeon, Bare-faced Green Pigeon, Delalande's Green Pigeon, Green Pigeon

The African Green Pigeon is a species that lives across a wide range in the southern two-thirds of the African continent. They have a primarily green plumage, which serves to camouflage them as they search for fruit, especially figs, in leafy trees.

Like other pigeon species, the African Green Pigeon nest is a fragile collection of twigs. They nest in tree forks where they lay 2-3 eggs per brood.

African Green Pigeons are typically gregarious, foraging together in small groups.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 10 October 2012
Scientific Name Treron calvus
  • Columbiformes
  • Columbidae
  • Treron
  • T. calvus
Birdorable Family Pigeons & Doves
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Range West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa

International Names

  • 非洲绿鸠 (Chinese)
  • holub africký (Czech)
  • Papegøjedue (Danish)
  • Afrikaanse Papegaaiduif (Dutch)
  • afrikanviherkyyhky (Finnish)
  • Colombar à front nu (French)
  • Nacktgesicht-Grüntaube (German)
  • Piccione verde africano (Italian)
  • アフリカアオバト (afurikaaobato) (Japanese)
  • Afrikagrønndue (Norwegian)
  • treron krasnonosy (Polish)
  • Африканский зелёный голубь (Russian)
  • Vinago Africano (Spanish)
  • Afrikansk grönduva (Swedish)