Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Sao Tome Green-pigeon (Treron sanctithomae) - HBW 4, p. 201

French: Colombar de Sao Tomé German: Sao-Tomé-Grüntaube Spanish: Vinago de Santo Tomé

Taxonomy: Columba S. Thomae J. F. Gmelin, 1789, São Tomé.
With the exception of the more distinct T. waalia, the green-pigeons of African mainland and islands form a closely related group, within which species limits have been much debated; however, based on differences in cere colour and on geographical separation of forms, it seems most appropriate to consider present species as forming a superspecies with T. australis, T. calva and T.pembaensis. Monotypic.

Distribution: São Tomé; formerly also on nearby I das Rôlas.

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