Chalcophaps indica


Emerald Dove


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.
It feeds on small seeds that have fallen on the ground and can often be seen trotting tidily along roads through the forest.


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


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More information can be found on Wikipedia


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