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Pacific Emerald Dove

(Chalcophaps longirostris)
Alternate name(s): "Brown-capped Emerald Dove", "Emerald Dove", "Emerald Pigeon", "Emerald Ground-Dove", "Green Dove", "Green-winged Pigeon", "Little Green Pigeon"
Aboriginal name(s): "punkaree"

Size: 23-27 cm
Weight: 150-190 g
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 .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "longirostris"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal and lateral view of two male Pacific Emerald Doves; note the white shoulder patches (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, July 2012]

Lateral view of two male Pacific Emerald Doves; note the large white shoulder patches (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, July 2012]

FEMALE

Dorsal view of an Pacific Emerald Dove; when viewed with different contrast settings this photo shows very inconspicuous bars on the rump, indicating that this may be a female (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, July 2012]

Race "rogersi"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Pacific Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Kingfisher Park, Julatten, QLD, November 2018]

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

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

Near-lateral view of a male Pacific Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a male Pacific Emerald Dove (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Kingfisher Park, Julatten, QLD, November 2018]

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

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

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

FEMALE

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

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

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

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

Food, Diet

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

Lateral view of a male Pacific Emerald Dove taking water from a bowl (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Kingfisher Park, Julatten, QLD, November 2018]

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