The Emerald-spotted wood dove builds a flimsy stick nest in a tree or shrub, and lays two cream-colored eggs. Both sexes incubate for 13–17 days to hatching, and feed the squabs for 13–17 days to fledging. Many young birds are taken by mongooses and shrikes. They are not gregarious birds, but flocks may form at waterholes. This species usually forages on the ground for grass and other small seeds.
Nairobi National Park