Afep pigeon

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Afep pigeon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. unicincta
Binomial name
Columba unicincta
Cassin, 1860

The Afep pigeon (Columba unicincta), also known as the African wood-pigeon or gray wood-pigeon,is a member of the Columbidae family which lives in Africa. In West Africa it can be found in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte D'Ivoire and Ghana. In Central Africa its range extends from south-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic to Uganda. There are isolated pockets further south in Angola.

Like many other pigeons, it mainly feeds on grain and seeds.

The Afep pigeon has a pale gray neck and body, with darker gray wings and in part, tail. Its irises and eye ceres are bright red.


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