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Subspecies picturata
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Ampijoroa, Madagascar

Alternative name: Malagasy Turtle Dove

Streptopelia picturata



Madagascar and the Seychelles.


It is sometimes placed in genus Nesoenas.


There are 5 subspecies[1]{

  • S. p. rostrata:
  • S. p. aldabrana:
  • Amirante Islands of the outer Seychelles
  • S. p. coppingeri:
  • Aldabra, Cosmoledo Atoll and Îles Glorieuses
  • S. p. comorensis:
  • S. p. picturata:




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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