Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

The emerald-spotted wood dove (Turtur chalcospilos) is a bird of the family Columbidae, resident across eastern and southern Africa. This is a species of open drier deciduous woodland and second growth. It is absent from evergreen rainforests and semidesert areas. The emerald-spotted wood dove builds a flimsy stick nest in a tree or shrub, and lays two cream-coloured eggs. Both sexes incubate for 13–17 days to hatching, and feed the squabs for 13–17 days to fledging. Many young birds are taken by mongooses and shrikes. The emerald-spotted wood dove is not gregarious, but flocks may form at waterholes. This species usually forages on the ground for grass and other small seeds.


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