Bird stories, African Olive Pigeon

Because of its song “Ngiuu, Ngiuu,” the Tembo people think that it is ill and about to die. It is also called “Chitinga” (= crown) because it has a crown on the head. It is a kingly bird. Edible.


Kizungu, B., et al. ETHNO-ORNITHOLOGY OF THE TEMBO IN EASTERN DRC (FORMER ZAIRE): PART ONE, KALEHE ZONE. African Study Monographs, 19(2): 103-113, October 1998

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