Afep pigeon

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Afep pigeon
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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 family Columbidae 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.

diet[edit]

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

Description[edit]

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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