For many years the Speckled Pigeon was known as the Rock Pigeon in South Africa.
This pigeon is a common bird in suitable habitat over much of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers open areas but it is becoming more and more common around our cities and farms.
The Speckled Pigeon can reach a length of around 40 cm. They eat seeds and grain and are particularly fond of groundnuts.
These pigeons make their nests on a cliff, building or in a tree. Most often two eggs are laid.
Male and female Speckled Pigeons have similar plumage.