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Squatter Pigeon ( Northern race )

Geophaps scripta


Found from north Queensland to the North West Slopes of NSW and extending down to the Liverpool Plains and Dubbo. Today they are very rare in the southern parts of their range.


•Grassy woodlands and plains, preferring sandy areas and usually close to water. •Feed on the ground, on seeds of grasses, herbs and shrubs, as well as insects. •Nest on the ground.


Very timid & wary bird

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MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Added information

Hello MacChristiansen, this looks like the sub-species G.s.peninsulae with bare red skin around the eye, is this restricted to the Cape York area? Also it would be helpful if you could state the actual habitat you saw the bird in as this may help in tracking habitat changes which are occurring with many species due to human disturbance.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Hello MacChristiansen,

I like to read your story behind this bird's shooting.. please tell us how you spot this bird..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lovely one..!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Beautiful birdie!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Wonderful spotting

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4871, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 19, 2011
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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