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Green-winged Pigeon or Emerald Dove

Chalcophaps indica


The Green-winged Pigeon is a small brown pigeon with green wings. The male has a white patch on shoulder.


This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands, farms, gardens, mangroves and coastal heaths. It builds a scant stick nest in a tree up to five metres and lays two cream-coloured eggs. Breeding tends to occur in Australia spring or early summer in southeastern Australia and late in the dry season in northern Australia.

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1 Comment

ShannaB 8 years ago

Wow, nice one.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

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