Speckled pigeon – Guinea

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About Speckled pigeon – Guinea

Scientific name :

Columba guinea

Common name :

speckled pigeon

Native to :

sub-Saharan Africa

Maximum size :

up to 41 cm

Weight :

250 to 350 g

Conservation status :

Least Concern

Reproduction :

this species lays 1 to 3 eggs in a stick nest.

Diet :

it eats fruits and invertebrates but particularly likes seeds.

Characteristics :

this sturdy little pigeon can fly up to 25 kilometres from its nest to find food.

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

the birds are free to fly in the greenhouse – you can take a closer look at them during the daily event on Bird Island

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