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Bird Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata)

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Common Name: Peaceful Dove

Scientific name:Geopelia striata

Family: Columbidae

Order: Columbiformes

Distribution: widespread in the north west, north and eastern mainland.

Habitat: open dry woodland with a grassy understorey and the edges of rainforest. In drier areas, they are often in woodland beside rivers, pandanus and vine thickets. They feed on the ground and roost in trees.

Field Notes:small, sturdy dove, with a long graduated tail and wedge-shaped wings. The eye-ring, eye and cere are all blue-grey. The upper body is mainly brown-grey, with dark barring. The head and lower throat is a softer grey, with dark scallops. The throat is white and lower body pinkish. The feet are a deep pink. Size - 20-24cm.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. Barambah, QLD

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This large group was feeding on the ground after rainfall.
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