African-green-pigeon
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Treron
Species:calva

The 23 species of Green pigeons are found in Africa, Asia and the Lesser Sundas. They are usually found in trees, where they eat fruit, especially figs. The green coloration is due to carotenoid pigments similar to those that produce the red and pink plumage of flamingos. While common over a wide area of Tropical Africa, this species is not often seen in zoos.