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Emerald dove

Chalcophaps indica


The emerald dove is a member of the pigeon family. They are a common type of dove yet they are rarely seen due to their shy and secretive nature.

Males perform a courtship dance by depressing the head and back, raising closed wings and tail, to create an impressive show of his green plumage and all while cooing loudly and bobbing.

Animal class

Bird

Conservation status

The IUCN considers that the emerald dove is not yet in danger of extinction in the wild.

Habitat

Forest

Population

Numbers of the emerald dove in the wild are thought to be declining. There are no exact population figures.

Diet

Emerald doves eat fruit, seeds, grass plants and insects.