8 inches. Male and female identical in appearance. It is a small finely striped black dove, with a grey body on the front which turns to light brown on the rear. The tail is light brown and lined with white feathers. The underside of the body is tinged with pink on the breast and belly, but draws on the white at the rear. The beak and legs are grey.
Catégory: Introduced Birds
Native to Australia right up to Malaysia, the species was introduced in 1950 in Tahiti. Also present in the Leeward Islands, and in Marquesas (Tahuata, Hiva Oa, Ua Pou and Ua Huka).
Found in gardens and at the entrance of the valleys.
« Coo-ro-co-co » ou « coo-ro-co ».
To listen the Zebra Dove:
To admire and listen the Zebra Dove:
Primarily seeds and herbs.
Studied in Australia. The species builds a platform nest located at 1 to 12 meters above the ground. Two oval eggs (23 x 17 mm) are incubated for 13 days by both sexes. The young fledges after 16 days in the nest.
Original text by Caroline BLANVILLAIN – Supplements and update by various members of the SOP Manu.
Scientific Name: Geopelia striata (Linnaeus, 1766)