Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

African Olive-pigeon (Columba arquatrix) - HBW 4, p. 117

French: Pigeon rameron German: Oliventaube Spanish: Paloma Ojigualda
Other common names: Rameron/Yellow-eyed/Speckled(!) Pigeon

Taxonomy: Colomba [sic] Arquatrix Temminck, 1809, Knysna, Cape Province.
Forms a superspecies with C. sjostedti, C. thomensis and C. pollenii, and all four are sometimes considered conspecific; also closely related to Asiatic C. hodgsonii, which may belong within this superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: Scattered distribution from Ethiopia S through E Zaire and Tanzania to S South Africa; disjunct populations in W Angola.

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