Geopelia humeralis

Geopelia humeralis

Geopelia humeralis

(Bar-shouldered Dove)

FAMILY

Columbidae

Species

Geopelia humeralis

Common name

Bar-shouldered Dove

Main colour(s)

Dull brown barred black

Distinctive feature

Back brown with bars, head bluish, body 26.5-30 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This dove is chiefly found in some of the wooded areas on the margins of the campus. Upper parts dull brown with black bars, hind neck is coppery but nape and head are blue-grey, underparts light brown. Legs and feet pink, eyes pinkish surrounded by pale purplish skin sometimes brownish, bill brown to blue-grey.