Chalcophaps indica

 COLUMBIDAE

Emerald Dove

Description

The Emerald Dove is a plump little bird of the rainforest floor with a warm brown head and body, brilliant green wings and two white stripes across its black back. The beak and legs are red and the male Emerald Dove has a white patch on his shoulder. Sometimes it shows off this white patch by lifting its wings when it chases other males.
Feeding 
It feeds on small seeds that have fallen on the ground and can often be seen trotting tidily along roads through the forest.

Breeding

It lays two eggs in a neat cup of twigs a few metres above the ground in a tree.

Call

Click here to hear the Emerald Dove

Resources

http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/education-resources/emerald-dove.html

 

More information can be found on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcophaps_indica

 


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