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Bird Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)

Blake

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Common Name: Common Emerald Dove

Scientific Name: Chalcophaps indica

Family: Columbidae

Order: Columbiformes

Other Names: NA

Distribution: Northen and Eastern Australian coastline

Habitat: Coastal rainforests, wet eucalypt forests and mangroves

Field Notes: A shorter and rounder dove species in comparison to most. Wings are a prominent jade/emerald green and the flight feathers and tail feathers are black to dark brown. The Head and chest feathers range from pink to brown. The males are generally more grey/pink in colour and sport a gray-blue patch on the crown. Females are generally more brown in colour and have a gray/white shoulder.

They are often seen on the ground where they spend alot of time looking for fallen fruit and seeds.

Images By Blake - July 2011 - Location: Australia Zoo

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