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African green pigeons only really come to the ground when they drink water and congregate at salt mud pans in forest clearings. They are captured in their thousands at these vulnerable locations to supply the bushmeat trade. See: https://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/29/will-the-congos-green-pigeons-go-the-way-of-the-passenger-pigeon/ Photographed here in Odzala-Kokoua National Park (Congo).

Dana Allen