Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Sao Tome Olive-pigeon (Columba thomensis) - HBW 4, p. 117

French: Pigeon de Sao Tomé German: Langschwanz-Oliventaube Spanish: Paloma de Santo Tomé
Other common names: Maroon Pigeon, Sao Tome Maroon-pigeon, Sao Tome Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba arquatrix var. thomensis Bocage, 1888, São Tomé.
Forms a superspecies with C. arquatrix, C. sjostedti and C. pollenii, and all four are sometimes considered conspecific; Asiatic C. hodgsonii may also belong within this superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: São Tomé: formerly also on I das Rôlas, to S of main island.

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