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Cloven-feathered Dove - BirdForum Opus

Drepanoptila holosericea
Photo © by Larry Sweetland
Refuge de Farino, New Caledonia, 18 July 2009

Identification

30-33cm

  • Green above
  • Dark green and white bands on wings and rump
  • Black and white breast patch
  • Yellow patch below
  • Yellow and grey underparts
  • Fluffy white anklets.

Distribution

Australasia: found in New Caledonia and Isle of Pines.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Humid lowland forests and savanna.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes grains and seeds.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Avibase
  3. Earth's Endangered Creatures

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