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Pigeon, African Green

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:45 pm

Great Photos guys...........The Figs in front of Skukuza Resturant, are like a Green Pigeon Heaven :lol:
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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:56 am

On the Mahonie loop outside Punda I found this AGP feeding on some white berry in spite of a fig tree full of ripe fruit being close by... suggesting that sometimes there are preference variations in the bird's diet. :lol:

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Siobain » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:55 pm

Can someone tell me why there is such colour variation in these birds.
Is it due to their diet?


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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by michaelpr » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:57 pm

Hi, I took these photo in Kruger. What is his name and is it 'rare'?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Barcud » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:15 pm

Hi Michael,

From this pic, I think it is an African Green Pigeon, seen regularly in Kruger.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by smithi » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:34 am

Green pigeon

Nice :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by michaelpr » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:52 am

Thanks everyone, I'm glad I saw it. :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Hi, I need a lot of help identifying birds! I've got lots and lots of birds that need identification! But I´ll start with 14. I'd be very glad if you could help me. It would also help if you get tell me how you identified them.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:34 pm

1. Could be African Green-Pigeon

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:41 pm

Hi Mwt,

No.1 - African Green Pigeon - shape and colour.
Hope this helps.

Just seen PL's post as I hit the submit button. I think you have them all now between us :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks for confirming Barcud! :thumbs_up:

Any more MichaelWildtuin? :lol:

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:58 pm

Took the following picture of the African Green-Pigeon close to Berg-en-Dal.

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The following is the same picture, which I just enlarged to make it easier to spot the green pigeon.

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:58 am

While we watched these birds, a car with people from Texas (from the accent :D ) pulled up and we showed them these birds. At that moment my Afrikaans to English translation failed and I told them about the Parrot-Dove.

So here are the photos of the new specie called the "Parrot Dove". :redface:

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by okie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:30 pm

This one had been feeding on wild figs at Babalala picnic spot .

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:36 pm

Wildman and Nannie, we also see the green pigeons in Pretoria North, love them!! They eat the figs and "moerbye" (help, what is "moerby" in english?)

I have rescued one the road a while ago and took it to Onderstepoort Veteranry Institute. They where very surprised to see one as they are becoming very rare in Pretoria due to the fact that all the small holdings that used to have lots of fruit trees are being developed for yet more complexes. The man that came to fetch it for rehabilitation also called it a "roomys duifie" (ice cream pigeon).
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