F. A. A. Meyer, 1793,
near Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
A member of the African species-group of green-pigeons, but apparently most closely allied to T. phoenicopterus of S Asia. Birds of lower R Jubba (Somalia) previously separated as race jubaensis. Monotypic.
S Mauritania and Senegambia E through Sahel zone to Eritrea and N Somalia and S to N Uganda; also Socotra, Yemen, SW Saudi Arabia and extreme W Oman (Dhofar).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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