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Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Length 17-20 cm, mass 50-77 g. A small, brown dove with a grey head and iridescent green spots on the wing. There are two blackish bands accross the lower back.
 Similar Species
Similar to the Black-billed Wood-Dove, but is darker and browner and the bill is dull red (rather than black); ranges only overlap (marginally) in Ethiopia and extreme south-western Sudan, where the Black-billed Wood-Dove prefers more dense woodland.
Woodland and savanna.
Solitary or in pairs; Forages on the ground under trees, and in clearings in woodland. The diet includes seeds, invertebrates and fallen figs.
The call is a mourning series of deep coos; hoo, wuhoo, hoo, wuhoo, tu, tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu, falling in pitch and speeding up towards the end.
Monogamous and territorial. The nest is a platform built using twigs, petioles and roots; placed within 6 m of the ground in a bush, tree or creeper. One or two eggs are incubated for about 17 days by both adults and the nestling period is about 16 days.
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