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Garden Birds of South Africa – Pigeon

Updated on February 10, 2016

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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

Male and female are similar
Male and female are similar
Speckled Pigeon eggs are white
Speckled Pigeon eggs are white
  • FOOD: Seeds
  • HABITAT: Mountains, sub-urban and rural areas
  • NEST: Rock ledges and man-made structures. Flatish platform mainly from twigs

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      Richard Lindsay 20 months ago from California

      Nice article the pictures are great

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Those are great shots!

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      Andre Olwage 22 months ago from South Africa

      Thanks Angela. I'm planning on a whole lot with all the photographs I've taken. Just got to find some time to get stuck in. Have a wonderful day

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      AngelaJJ 22 months ago

      Its really nice to see all these different types of birds...

      Great hubs... looking forward to seeing more .... :)