Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Dusky Turtle-dove (Streptopelia lugens) - HBW 4, p. 133

French: Tourterelle à poitrine rose German: Trauerturteltaube Spanish: Tórtola Oscura
Other common names: Black/Pink-breasted Dove

Taxonomy: Columba lugens Rüppell, 1837, Taranta Mountains, Eritrea.
Forms a superspecies with S. hypopyrrha, with which sometimes considered conspecific; also related to S. turtur and S. orientalis. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Sudan, W & SE Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia to Uganda, whence patchily SW through mountains of Rift Valley to N Malawi, and SE through Kenya highlands to NE Tanzania; also SW Arabia.

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