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Diamond Dove
2006-09-11 12:49:23

The Diamond Dove, Geopelia cuneata, is a resident bird of Central, West and Northern Australia. It predominantly exists in areas near water but which are lightly arid or semi-arid in nature. They can occasionally be spotted in Southern Australia in parks and gardens when their central habitat is very dry. They are one of Australia's smallest pigeons being 7.5 to 8.3 inches in length. They...

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