Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52302

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Turtur
Genus species:Turtur chalcospilos

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:20 cm
Identification:The emerald-spotted wood dove has brown upper parts and a gray forehead. It also has two broad black bands across its rump, brownish-pink below, light chestnut under the wings and flanks, and emerald green metallic spots on the inner secondaries.
Habitat:Woodlands, dry thornveld savannas
Diet:Herbivore: seeds, grain
Reproduction:The nest for these birds consists of a small platform of twigs. After breeding in April-October, females lay two eggs.
Wood doves usually live alone or in pairs.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Date:1974-12 Subjects:Emerald-spotted wood dove
pigeon-like bird
Turtur
Columbidae
Columbiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52302