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Squatter Pigeon

(Geophaps scripta)
Alternate name(s): "Partridge Bronzewing", "Partridge Pigeon*"
Aboriginal name(s): "manga*"

Size: 26-29 cm
Weight: 180-250 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Squatter Pigeon at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "peninsulae"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Squatter Pigeon; note the red orbital skin which characterises race "peninsulae" (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, January 2011]

Close-up lateral view of a Squatter Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Granite Rocks Nature Park, Mareeba, QLD, November 2018]

Close-up lateral view of a Squatter Pigeon (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Granite Rocks Nature Park, Mareeba, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a Squatter Pigeon (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, June 2011]

Lateral view of a Squatter Pigeon (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, August 2011]

Near-dorsal view of a Squatter Pigeon (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, March 2011]

Dorsal view of a Squatter Pigeon (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, January 2011]

Two Squatter Pigeons on the ground (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, September 2008]

Typical view of a clan of Squatter Pigeons on the ground (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, February 2010]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a ragged-looking Squatter Pigeon; this bird appears to be moulting; the dull colours of both the orbital skin and the facial mask indicate that this is a juvenile (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Granite Rocks Nature Park, Mareeba, QLD, November 2018]

Food, Diet

Close-up lateral view of Squatter Pigeons foraging on the ground for seeds (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Granite Rocks Nature Park, Mareeba, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a Squatter Pigeon drinking water from a bowl (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, June 2011]

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