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Pigeon, African Green

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by adrianp » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:39 pm

If it is any comfort, they seem to have expanded their range into JHB (No idea why :hmz: ). I have heard of several independent sightings, including this picture of them demolishing my mulberies in my Orchards garden.

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by MattAxel » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:45 pm

adrianp wrote:If it is any comfort, they seem to have expanded their range into JHB (No idea why :hmz: ). I have heard of several independent sightings, including this picture of them demolishing my mulberies in my Orchards garden.


That's great to hear, and I live quite close to Orchards, so hopefully they'll find their way to my garden soon too.

Here is a pic I took on a recent visit to the Kruger.

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:13 pm

Last Friday, this African Green Pigeon flew into my workshop here in Pretoria North during lunch time and sat around for an hour or so. Awesome to see one up close, they are just stunning!

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He started flying around not finding the door and Skillie gently cought him when he flew in behind some boxes and released him outside.

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There is a lot of fruit trees in the surrounding gardens and from time to time we spotted one or two in the next-nextdoor neighbours mull berry tree.
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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:19 pm

A couple of days ago a whole swarm sat in a dead tree next to our garden in Pretoria North, never have I seen so many together.

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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:31 pm

:clap: :clap: Super Ellies, Super Mongoose, Super Skillie and now!!!!!!!Super Green Pigeons :gflower:
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Re: Pigeon, African Green

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:11 pm

Near Skukuza

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