Speckled Pigeon

Columba guinea

Speckled Pigeon, Columba guinea, photo © by Michael Plagens

At a tourist lodge in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. March 2011.

Speckled Pigeon, Columba guinea, from Eldoret photo © by Michael Plagens

Slightly larger than the domestic pigeon. The dark gray mantle is speckled with white. The reddish patch around they eye is conspicuous. A collar of reddish streaks can be made more conspicuous during social displays. Common in open areas of Kenya and much of Africa.

Columbidae -- Pigeon Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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updated 20 April 2013.