BAR-SHOULDERED DOVE FACTS
The Bar-shouldered Dove is a medium to large dove with a long tail. It has a grey head and upper breast, and a reddish copper patch with dark bars on the back of the neck and shoulders. The body is greyish brown above with scaly markings. The underside is white. Immatures are duller and do not have the reddish neck patch.
Mangrove Dove, Scrub Dove, Kookawook.
woodland, scrubland, urban areas. They are usually found in open areas near water. Sometimes seen in mangroves.
grass seeds, herbaceous plants, sedges, roots.
The Bar-shouldered Dove builds a nest in a dense shrub or tree. The nest is a thin platform of twigs and roots built in a fork or on a branch. Two white round eggs are laid.
Bar-shouldered Doves are found in northern and eastern parts of Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Diamond Dove (G. cuneata)
Peaceful Dove (G. striata)