African Green Pigeon

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 October 2012
Scientific Name
Treron calvus
  • Columbiformes
  • Columbidae
  • Treron
  • T. calvus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 February 2019)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List

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International Names

Chinese (汉语) 非洲绿鸠
Czech (Cesky) holub africký
Danish (Dansk) Papegøjedue
Dutch (Nederlands) Afrikaanse Papegaaiduif
Finnish (Suomi) afrikanviherkyyhky
French (Français) Colombar à front nu
German (Deutsch) Nacktgesicht-Grüntaube
Italian (Italiano) Piccione verde africano
Japanese (日本語) アフリカアオバト (afurikaaobato)
Norwegian (Norsk) Afrikagrønndue
Polish (Polski) treron krasnonosy
Russian (русский язык) Африканский зелёный голубь
Spanish (Español) Vinago Africano
Swedish (Svenska) Afrikansk grönduva
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