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Pacific Emerald Dove
23â€“27 cm (9-10Â¾ in) A small and short-tailed dove.
Three subspecies recognized:
Different types of forest: rain forest, mangroves, gallery forest, clearings, orchards and plantations near forest, in Australia also in drier habitat.
Often quite tame, but hard to discover in the forest. May feed inconspicuously on ground. Usually found when dashing in direct flight through the forest. Flies often into windows and may be attracted by lights at night.
Breeds all year round. Nest is a platform of twigs in a tree or a bush. Lays 2 eggs.
Feeds mostly on fallen fruit and seeds, also on invertebrates (termites, snails, insects). May feed in farmyards together with domestic fowl. Usually feeds singly on the ground, sometimes in pairs.
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