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 Post subject: Pigeon: African Olive-Pigeon (Rameron Pigeon)
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:41 am 
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African Olive-Pigeon (Rameron Pigeon) (Columba arquatrix )

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Other names:
Afrikaans: Geelbekbosduif
German: Oliventaube
French: Pigeon rameron
Portuguese: Pombo-d’olho-amarelo
Dutch: Olijfduif

Identification
These pigeons are easily distinguished from other pigeons and doves by their yellow feet, eye rings and bill. Has a dark purplish plumage with white speckles. This is the largest Pigeon in the region

Distribution
They are found in parts of South Africa, Southern Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe

Status
Common Resident

Habitat
They are found in a variety of habitats but mainly in exotic plantations, evergreen forests and in mountainous fynbos areas

Habits
Usually in small flocks

Food
Fruit and insect larvae

Breeding
All year in Southern Africa
Nest : A platform of sticks in the fork of a tree
Clutch :1 Egg
Incubation : 16 Days
Nestlings : About 20 days


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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:16 am 
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Quite common in Randburg area.

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The African olive pigeon is a fruit-eater with a reputation as an early riser, leaving its roosting sites well before sunrise and returning around 30 minutes after sunset – therefore difficult to get good views of at roosting sites. Best views are obtained at fruiting trees where they loudly flap their wings to maintain balance as they climb through the branches to feed in the canopy.

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Spotted a Rameron Pigeon yesterday.. couldn't believe how big he was! This was a new sighting for me in Fourways Gardens, Gauteng.

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