Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) - HBW 4, p. 114

French: Pigeon roussard German: Guineataube Spanish: Paloma de Guinea
Other common names: Guinea/Hackled/Red-eyed Pigeon, African Rock-pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba guinea Linnaeus, 1758, Senegal.
Related in some degree to both C. livia and C. albitorques. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • guinea Linnaeus, 1758 - Senegambia E to Ethiopia and NW Somalia, S to Uganda, W Kenya and S Tanzania and N Malawi.
  • phaeonotus G. R. Gray, 1856 - SW Angola E to NE Zimbabwe and S to Cape Province (South Africa).