Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) - HBW 4, p. 114
French: Pigeon roussard
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 28 videos
An adult bird perched on a rock Locality Senegambia Hotel, Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp guinea)
Dave Jackson 19 November 2006 5 years ago 12 sec 4.8
Two males displaying in front of a female. Locality Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ssp guinea)
Josep del Hoyo 23 November 2005 7 years ago 56 sec 4.7
looking around Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia (ssp guinea)
Daniêl Jimenez 27 December 2011 1 year ago 53 sec 4.5
Several birds drinking Locality Debre Zeit, Ethiopia (ssp guinea)
Josep del Hoyo 21 December 2005 6 years ago 35 sec 4.5
Two birds moving along a branch Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp guinea)
Keith Blomerley 11 April 2002 5 years ago 18 sec 4.4
A trio and then a single bird foraging on the ground Locality Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp phaeonotus)
Greg Baker 22 September 2002 39 weeks ago 21 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 39 photos
An adult bird
Locality Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ssp guinea)
raniero massoli-novelli 1 September 1999 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Senegambia Hotel, Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 4 February 2012 27 weeks ago 4.3
A portrait of a pigeon
Locality Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp phaeonotus)
Libor Vaicenbacher 1 January 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Locality Sof Omar, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Marco Valentini 4 January 2013 16 weeks ago 4.2
Picture made in Kombolcha - Amhara Region in Ethiopia
Locality Ethiopia (ssp guinea)
Piotr Jonczyk 25 November 2009 3 years ago 4.2
Foraging on the ground.
Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp guinea)
David Beadle 7 February 2009 17 weeks ago 4