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Common Ground Dove
2008-02-06 15:32:59

The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina), is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Bermuda, through the south most USA, Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America, and is found as far south as northern Brazil. Common Ground Doves are tiny short-tailed pigeons at 6.75 inches. Their weight is normally about 1 ounce. Adult birds have gray-brown back and upper wing...

Peaceful Dove
2008-02-06 15:06:45

The Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida), is a pigeon native to Australia and New Guinea. They can be found all over Australia except Tasmania, southern Victoria and south western Australia (from the Pilbara, Western Australia to the Nullarbor, South Australia). Unfortunately, the doves' range is reducing due to competition with the introduced Spotted Turtle Dove. In New Guinea they are mainly...

Bar-shouldered Dove
2006-09-11 13:06:24

The Bar-shouldered Dove, Geopelia humeralis, is a bird native to Australia. They are found over the east coast from Southern New South Wales (with increasing numbers in the Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions), north to Cape York Peninsula and west to the Pilbara region (about Onslow, Western Australia. They are usually found in thick vegetation where water is present, damp gullies, forests...

Zebra Dove Barred Ground Dove
2006-09-11 13:02:16

The Zebra Dove (or Barred Ground Dove) Geopelia striata, is a bird found in the Malay Peninsula, Sunda Islands and the Philippines. The Zebra Dove is popular in captivity and many populations have appeared outside its native range due to birds escaping or being deliberately released. It can now be found in central Thailand, Laos, Hawaii (introduced in 1922), Tahiti, New Caledonia, the...

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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