Tuesday, September 7, 2010
African Green Pigeon (treron calvus) visits RiverBend Lodge
They are usually gregarious, all in small groups, which is also makes the sighting of only a single bird rather unusual. They forage in trees, flapping to keep their balance, and often hanging upside down. As you can see in the photo their green plumage makes effective camouflage. When in flight these birds tend to fly straight and direct. These birds being fruigivores would find plenty of fruit bearing tress in the Afro-Montane forests found on the Southern facing slopes on our concession within the Addo Elephant National Park.
Bearing that in mind lets hope to see more of these eye-catching pigeons in the future!