Grey-capped Emerald Dove, Common Emerald Dove, Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)

Interesting :

Feathers on its black are fresh green. The area near the tail edge has two white horizontal stripes. The characteristics of male and female are different. The male has white forehead and eyebrow and the crown is grey. The female has darker color and the crown is brown.

Habitat :

Can be found in Asia near India, Islands in Indian Ocean, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Indochina. In Thailand, it can be often found in every region except in the Central. Forest, Artificial/Terrestrial

Food :

The Emerald Dove eats plant seed and some kind of insect; for example, termite for its food.

Behavior :

Lives in the tropical rain forest. It flies not too high and seeks for the food on the ground alone. It often crows with soft voice.

Current Status :

Leaet Concern


CLASS : Aves

ORDER : Columbiformes

FAMILY : Columbidae

GENUS : Chalcophaps

SPECIES : Grey-capped Emerald Dove, Common Emerald Dove, Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)

Conservation status : Least Concern

Reproductive :

The Emerald Dove breeds during January to February. It builds the nest with the small branch near the bush and the bamboo forest. The female lays 2 to 3 eggs.

Size and weight :

The Emerald Dove has the body size of approximately 25 centimeters.

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Update : 06 April 2017