Comoros olive pigeon

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Comoros olive pigeon
Columba pollenii 1868.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. pollenii
Binomial name
Columba pollenii
Schlegel, 1866

The Comoros olive pigeon (Columba pollenii) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in Comoros and Mayotte.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

Status[edit]

Although described as locally common in parts of Grand Comoro, the Comoros olive pigeon is in general a fairly scarce bird with a small total population. The chief threat it faces is the clearance of the forest habitat in which it lives, but it is also hunted on each of the four islands on which it is found. The population trend is unknown, but the total population is probably fewer than 10,000 individuals, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as "near threatened".[1]

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