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Columba albitorques (White-collared Pigeon)

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-collared pigeon (Columba albitorques) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. The species is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands in Eritrea and Ethiopia. It occupies countryside surrounding rocky cliffs and gorges. Also common in town centres
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.16816
EDGE Score: 1.96965

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  277 grams
Birth Weight [1]  11.5 grams
Diet [2]  Granivore
Diet - Seeds [2]  100 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  80 %
Clutch Size [3]  2

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Ethiopian montane forests Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands Ethiopia, Eritrea Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Ethiopian montane moorlands Ethiopia Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arsi Controlled Hunting Area 2687518 Oromīya, Ethiopia      
Bale Controlled Hunting Area 2387779 Oromīya, Ethiopia      

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Ankober: Debre Sina escarpment Ethiopia A1, A2, A3
Awi Zone Ethiopia A1, A3
Bahir Dar: Lake Tana Ethiopia A1, A3, A4iii
Bale Mountains National Park Ethiopia A1, A3, A4i
Berga floodplain Ethiopia A1, A3, A4i
Chilimo forest Ethiopia A3
Choke mountains Ethiopia A1, A3
Denkoro forest Ethiopia A3
Dessa'a forest Ethiopia A1, A3
Entoto Natural Park and escarpment Ethiopia A3
Finchaa and Chomen swamps Ethiopia A1, A3
Gefersa reservoir Ethiopia A1, A3, A4i
Guassa (Menz) Ethiopia A1, A3, A4i
Gudo plain Ethiopia A1, A3, A4i
Jibat forest Ethiopia A1, A3
Menagesha State Forest Ethiopia A3
Mugo highlands Ethiopia A1, A2, A3
Senafe Eritrea A2, A3
Simen Mountains National Park Ethiopia A1, A2, A3
Sululta plain Ethiopia A1, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe Yes

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access