French: Pigeon gris German: Kongotaube Spanish: Paloma del Congo
Other common names:
Ogooué River, Gabon
Sierra Leone to Ghana, and SE Nigeria to Gabon, Congo and N Angola, whence E through DRCongo to Uganda.
35–36 cm; 356–490 g. Crown and hindneck silvery grey; upperparts and wings slate grey; feathers of mantle, back and rump have silver grey edges, narrower on outer... read more
Advertising call a series of some 7–14 low-pitched, drawn-out, cooing notes at flat pitch... read more
Inhabits forest, typically in canopy, but sometimes forages along the forest edge; occupies montane... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, berries and seeds, including those of Solanum torvum, Musanga, Coelocaryon, Eisterya, various... read more
Limited data available suggest breeding in the dry season Jan–Sept. Nest of sticks is placed high in a tree. Single white egg. No... read more
Generally resident. In Zambia, may be partially migratory.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Details on population lacking for most of range, and biology remains very poorly known. In W African portion of range, populations appear to be... read more
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