Columra [sic] iriditorques
St Paul’s River, Liberia.
Sometimes considered conspecific with C. delegorguei (but see that species) and C. malherbii; these three occasionally placed in a subgenus Turturoena. Differs from C. malberbii on account of much smaller size (at least 1); grey throat cutting cleanly to greyish-pink rest of underparts with rusty vent vs pale to mid-grey underparts throughout, and ochreish vent (3); outertail broadly tipped white with inner vanes of undertail rusty vs all grey tail with pale ochreish tinge to underside (3); broad neat golden hindcollar vs none (3); female rusty below and on head vs ochreish below with grey forecrown and green-glossed hindcrown (ns). Monotypic.
Sierra Leone and SE Guinea through S Nigeria and Gabon to NW Angola, occupying entire Congo Basin from S Cameroon and W Congo E to SW Uganda and S to NW Zambia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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