Garden Birds of South Africa – Pigeon
A pictorial introduction to birds in and around a suburban South African garden with particular reference to the Western suburbs of Johannesburg and Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.
I have attempted to source reference of the eggs and various egg colours wherever possible.
The Speckled Pigeon formerly known as the Rock Pigeon because of its natural habitat and nesting sites, on rocky ledges and cliff faces. Can often be seen near waterfalls and cascades.
Speckled Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) Columba guinea
- FOOD: Seeds
- HABITAT: Mountains, sub-urban and rural areas
- NEST: Rock ledges and man-made structures. Flatish platform mainly from twigs