Bruce's green pigeon

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Bruce's green pigeon
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Treron
Species: T. waalia
Binomial name
Treron waalia
(Meyer, 1793)

The Bruce's green pigeon (Treron waalia), also known as the yellow-bellied fruit pigeon, is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Yemen. It is a frugivore bird species that specialises on eating the fruits of a single species of fig tree, Ficus platphylla.[2]

Description[edit]

Despite its name, the Bruce's green pigeon is not green but is grey with a light yellow breast instead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Treron waalia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Kissling, WD; Rahbek, C; Böhning-Gaese, K (2007). "Food plant diversity as broad-scale determinant of avian frugivore richness". Proc. Biol. Sci. 274: 799–808. doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.0311. PMC 2093978Freely accessible. PMID 17251107.