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Latin name

 

Columba guinea

Family

 

Ground birds

Size

 

Length 33 cm

Weight

 

350 g

Colour

 

Upperparts maroon-brown with white spots; underparts grey; bare eye-patch and legs.

Appearance

 

African olive pigeon but greyer below and lacking bright yellow eye-patch and legs; African olive pigeon mostly confined to evergreen forest. Somewhat like common rock dove, but distinguished by dull red eye-patch and white spots.

Habitat

 

Mountains, cliffs, rocky gorges, buildings.