Genus Turtur


Black-billed Wood Dove - This species is abundant in near desert, scrub and savannah. It builds a stick nest in a tree, often an acacia, and lays two cream-coloured eggs. Its flight is quick, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general, and it tends to stay quite low.

Blue-headed Wood Dove - The Blue-headed Wood-dove is distributed to primary rainforests of equatorial mid-western Africa, in Sierra Leone, Angola, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Ghana and Togo.

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove - This is a species of open drier deciduous woodland and second growth. It is absent from evergreen rainforests and semidesert areas.


Tambourine Dove - This is very much a species of thick woodlands, including dense gardens and plantations of castor oil, cocoa and rubber. As such, this shy species is usually seen when flushed whilst feeding on the forest floor, The Tambourine Dove builds a frail stick nest low in a thicket or vine tangle, and lays two cream-coloured eggs. Both sexes incubate, although this task is performed mainly by the female, and the eggs hatch in 13 days with another 13–14 days to fledging. The chicks are fed regurgitated food.

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Turtur