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 Post subject: Pigeon: Rameron
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:51 am 
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I could not find any topics on this bird, but if there are , mods please remove :D

I am sure that i saw a rameron in my garden (randburg area) a few days ago but according to the bird book that would mean that it is very far from its normal distribution? :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Oddesy, it is quite possible that you saw it. I often see a pair in the Fourways area.

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Odessy, your pigeon is called a African Olive-Pigeon these days and the topic can be found HERE. They have been collonizing the Joburg area in the last decade, so your sighting seems very possible!


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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Thanks MM and JoelR :thumbs_up: :D beautifull birds!

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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I had one in my garden in Fourways yesterday, sitting quietly all day, without moving. The volume of droppings indicated that it had been there for a while, and gave me the reason :hmz: to look :roll: for what had left that pile. My first sighting in the area was a few years ago, nesting in a garden in Sunninghill, so they are around in the Gauteng area.

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Hi Oddesy, I live in Blairgowrie and they are commonplace. Not sure what book you are using, but possibly old? Latest books show JHB in the distribution.


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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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I went out and bought a new book today :dance: :dance: so now i wont have this problem in future :pray: Now i just need to ID the birds correctly :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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We get the Rameron/African olive pegeon in our garden in the Eastern Suburbs of Jozi quite frequently

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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We have two regular Rameron Pigeons in Fourways Gardens and a friend of mine in Randpark Ridge has a whole flock :D


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kathy sa wrote:
We have two regular Rameron Pigeons in Fourways Gardens and a friend of mine in Randpark Ridge has a whole flock :D

That would most probably be where the birds i have seen come from, i live in rand park ridge :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Hi Oddesy

The African Olive-Pigeon is quite mind blowing when you have never seen it before.

I remember my first sighting in my garden (also Randburg) more than five years ago. I had the binocs out wondering what this large bird with very yellow feet way high in the tree could possibly be?? Once identified - oh it is just a pigeon was my initial thought but it really is a beautiful one!!

Enjoy seeing it as they are quite shy and don't come down to the ground too often.

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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I agree Cherries. I saw a pair early one morning on a run. I ran straight home to grab my Sinclair's. Since then I managed to see the same pair in a similar spot if I was out early in the morning. They did seem very shy and seldom stayed long enough to be properly admired. I no longer live in that area and often wonder if they are still around.

I am now enjoying the occasional sighting of a beautiful Speckeled Pigeon, another very lovely bird.

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Early mornings are definitely good for Rameron Pigeon sightings. They were out in full force this morning. I saw no less than 6 this morning on my way to work. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Good to see you, Oom.

I've been missing you and your humour :(

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 Post subject: Re: Rameron Pigeon
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
I am now enjoying the occasional sighting of a beautiful Speckeled Pigeon, another very lovely bird.


There are a pair that frequent our garden now as well. Very nice looking birds :D

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