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Western Bronze-Naped Pigeon in Uganda

Western Bronze-Naped Pigeon

“Columba iriditorques”

What to Now About the Western Bronze-naped Pigeon in Uganda?

The western bronze-naped pigeon is a bird species belonging to the Columbidae family. It is part of the subgenus Turturoena.

The western bronze-Naped Pigeon is a mid-sized bird found in many of the African countries. It is classified among the species of list concern by the IUCN. It breeds in the forests of Semuliki National Park in Uganda.

How Does the Western Bronze-Naped Pigeon in Uganda look like?

The western bronze-naped pigeon is a mid-sized bird of about 25cm long, male weighs about 130g and female 122g.

Its tail is pale with a broad terminal easily seen when it is landing. The head of the male is dark grey with bluish color.

The vinous belly and breast are dark while the female`s chestnut underparts are greyish and with a cinnamon-reddish brown crown.

How Does the Western Bronze-Naped Pigeon in Uganda Feed?

The Western bronze-naped pigeon forages mostly on fruit but also seeds; fruits identified as having been consumed include Musanga, Eisterya and Horonga.

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