Adamawa Turtle-dove (Streptopelia hypopyrrha) - HBW 4, p. 133
French: Tourterelle de l'Adamaoua
Spanish: Tórtola del Camerún
Other common names: Pink-bellied Turtle-dove
Taxonomy: Turtur hypopyrrhus Reichenow, 1910, Benue River, Adamawa.
Forms a superspecies with S. lugens, with which sometimes considered conspecific; also related to S. turtur and S. orientalis. Monotypic.
Distribution: NC & E Nigeria, N Cameroon and extreme SW Chad; also recorded in Senegal, recently Gambia, and Togo, but status unclear.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
adult coming down to drink
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 14 March 2012 6 weeks ago 4.3
An adult bird on a branch, looking back.
Locality Kunkilling Forest Park, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Frank Derriks 13 November 2008 5 years ago 3.1
- No sound recordings available yet