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26â€“30 cm (10Â¼-11Â¾ in)
Juveniles lack the hindneck patch and barring and tend to be duller overall
The copper colour of the nape and primaries shows well in flight.
There are 3 subspecies:
A fourth subspecies, G. h. inexpectata, is not recognised by all authorities.
Lowland rainforest and mangroves, scrubby bush, beach woodlands, wooded suburban parks and gardens.
The diet consists of seeds of grasses, herbs, sedges, and rhizomes.
The nest is a thin platform made from twigs and roots and is placed in dense shrubs or trees. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.
Young doves are fed with 'crop milk'.
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