Somali pigeon

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Somali pigeon
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. oliviae
Binomial name
Columba oliviae
Clarke, 1918
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General range: Somali montane xeric woodlands

The Somali pigeon or Somali stock dove (Columba oliviae) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to northern Somalia. Because there has hardly been any research on the species, the health of the population is uncertain. However, it has been suggested that the species is relatively rare. The IUCN Redlist identified a possible threat to the species from the speckled pigeon (Columba guinea).[1]

The species dwells mostly in rock along the arid coast of Somalia. Food sources include seeds, cultivated grain and berries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Columba oliviae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.