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Emerald Dove

(Chalcophaps indica)
Alternate name(s):
Aboriginal name(s): "punkaree"

Size: 23-27 cm
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Emerald Dove at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "rogersi"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Emerald Dove; note the white shoulder patch (photo courtesy of C. Kellenberg)
[Lord Howe Island, July 2010]

Near-frontal view of a male Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

Lateral view of a male Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of C. Kellenberg)
[Lord Howe Island, July 2010]

Lateral view of a male Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Norfolk Island, January 2008]

Near-dorsal view of a male Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of C. Kellenberg)
[Lord Howe Island, July 2010]

FEMALE

Near-frontal view of a female Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2013]

Lateral view of a female Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2013]

Lateral view of a female Emerald Dove spreading its wings (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2013]

Lateral view of a female Emerald Dove; note the grey shoulder patch (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Dark photo of an Emerald Dove in littoral rainforest
[Iluka NR, NSW, February 2012]

Food, Diet

All pigeons and doves are strictly vegetarian. Emerald Doves are seed- and fruit-eaters.

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