French: Colombar de Delalande German: Graubrust-Grüntaube Spanish: Vinago africano oriental
Durban, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
T. d. granti
(van Someren, 1919) – lowland E Tanzania, Zanzibar and Mafia I.
T. d. delalandii
(Bonaparte, 1854) – coast from SE Tanzania S to South Africa (Eastern Cape Province).
25–30 cm; male 230–242 g, female 209–247 g. Distinguished from formerly conspecific T. calvus by its greenish-grey head, neck, breast and most of belly, grey... read more
Apparently very similar to T. calvus, with no known differences between the two species,... read more
Inhabits a diversity of forest and wooded savanna habitats, including riverine forest and mangroves... read more
Food and feeding
Frugivorous, but few specific data on diet though reported to feed on Ficus bussei, F. sur, F elastica, ... read more
Season Sept–Dec in Mozambique, but probably most of the year in Tanzania. Comparatively few data on nesting, but most aspects of breeding... read more
Probably sedentary, although local movements are likely in response to food availability (as with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Frequent to locally abundant throughout its large range (estimated at 644,000 km²), but population suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing... read more
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