(Green-spotted Dove, Emerald-spotted Dove)
(358) 20 cm; 64 g
Alike, M > F. Emerald green wing spots appear black if not
reflected in good light; dark bill then separates it from
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove. Base of bill may show dark red if seen from
flecked and barred with buff or rufous, wing spots smaller and
common resident, subject to limited local movements; found singly or
of wooded habitats, especially Acacia woodland, riparian margins and
seeds of herbs and grasses; also termites and some fruit.
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Nest a small flimsy platform of twigs and rootlets usually placed
2-3 m high on lateral thorn branch; is sometimes re-used for
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