With the exception of the more distinct T. waalia, the green-pigeons of African mainland and islands form a closely related group, within which species limits have been much debated. Present species of Madagascar has often been considered conspecific with T. calvus of the mainland, and hitherto considered to include T. griveaudi as a race. It differs from T. griveaudi on account of its green vs greyish crown and neck (2); undertail-coverts chestnut with broad cream fringes vs all-chestnut (2); legs and feet yellowish-orange vs reddish-purple (specimens in NHMUK; ns); red vs grey cere#R (2); different voice (“somewhat higher-pitched, more rapid and more musical”#R) (at least 1).Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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