Comoro Olive Pigeon

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

The Comoro Olive Pigeon is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Comoro Olive Pigeon Columba pollenii is found although uncommon and 7 Anjouan and 8 Comoro subspecies are found. These include the rare and distinctive Cuckoo Roller Leptosomus discolor intermedius. Hachiroungou comprises the massif in the north-west of Mayotte. The entire community of 14 species of forest birds found on the island are at this site. Populations are small in line with the forest fragments remaining although species are common. Mayotte Drongo Dicrurus waldenii is found only in forest and forest edge. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Columba
Species : pollenii
Authority : Schlegel, 1866