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Bolle's Laurel Pigeon
Columba bollii

Map of the common names


Like a Long-toed Pigeon (Columba trocaz) in size (L 39 cm) and coloration, lacks silvery patch on neck and with a black tail bar. The species principally inhabits areas of laurel forest, but also in nearby pine stands and cultivated areas for feeding. Resident.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

The Dark-tailed Laurel Pigeon has a small endemic population on the Canary Islands, which is estimated to be close to 1,500 individuals. Although probably stable at the moment, the species is threatened through the destruction of laurel forest in privately owned sites and illegal shooting.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 1,700 birds

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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