03 April, 2011

Common Emerald Dove

Scientific Name: Chalcophaps indica

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Lowland forests, mangrove swamps, and a variety of other habitats throughout South and Southeast Asia.

Field Notes: Medium-sized dove, striking green wings, light blue cap, orange bill.

Personal Notes: Also known as Green-winged Dove. Seen at Minnesota Zoo and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Some sources consider the Australian bird, Pacific Emerald Dove, the same species. 

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