Somali pigeon

The Somali pigeon or Somali stock dove (Columba oliviae) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to northern Somalia. Because there has hardly been any research on the species, the health of the population is uncertain. However, it has been suggested that the species is relatively rare. The IUCN Redlist identified a possible threat to the species from the speckled pigeon (Columba guinea).[1]

Somali pigeon
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
C. oliviae
Binomial name
Columba oliviae
Clarke, 1918
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General range: Somali montane xeric woodlands

The species dwells mostly in rock along the arid coast of Somalia. Food sources include seeds, cultivated grain and berries.[1]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Columba oliviae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)