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Garden visitor - Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)

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By Bernieh


Garden visitor - Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)

These doves have a blue-grey head, neck and upper breast, with a distinctive reddish-bronze patch on the hindneck, with dark barring. There is also a distinctive pinkish bar on the lower breast. The lower body is pale. They have a blue-grey eye-ring.



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beautiful bird

24 Jul, 2009

 

Would love to see them in my garden!

24 Jul, 2009

 

Yes thanks Irish and Pansypotter - it has a great call too.

24 Jul, 2009

 

Its a pity we dont have sound, I d love to hear your version!

24 Jul, 2009

 

Yes Pansypotter - I often use the movie function on my camera to record the bird calls and the wallaby conversations that go on for my granddaughter. It would be great to be able to post them here too - it's fascinating stuff.

24 Jul, 2009

 

Well captured tis a pretty coloured bird I thought at first it was a pheasant lol

27 Jul, 2009

 

It does have lovely colours Morgana - we also get pheasants around here.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Our doves dont sit or look like this one

27 Jul, 2009



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