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Male Diamond Dove calling with its bill closed

(Geopelia cuneata)
Alternate name(s): "Little Dove", "Red-eyed Dove"; misnomer: "Turtle-dove*"
Aboriginal name(s): "mennabroonka" (WA)

Size: 19-21 cm
Weight: 28-39 g

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Below a short series of photos showing a male Diamond Dove vocalizing different calls, all with its bill closed.

Lateral view of a male Diamond Dove, normal stance
[Eulah Creek, NSW, November 2020]

Lateral view of a male Diamond Dove calling - note that the bill is closed!
[Eulah Creek, NSW, November 2020]

diadove_20190203.m4a (NW NSW) Contact calls(?) © MD

Lateral view of a male Diamond Dove calling
[Eulah Creek, NSW, November 2020]

diadove_20200413.m4a (NW NSW) Contact calls(?) © MD

Lateral view of a male Diamond Dove producing its "coorrrrrrrrr" call
[Eulah Creek, NSW, November 2020]

diadove_20200719_2.m4a (NW NSW) Contact calls(?) © MD

Lateral view of another male Diamond Dove inflating its thorax for cooing
[Eulah Creek, NSW, October 2020]

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