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Zebra Dove

ZEBRA DOVE

APPAREANCE AND IDENTIFICATION

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.

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

Catégory: Introduced Birds


LOCATION

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).


CHARACTERISTICS

Found in gardens and at the entrance of the valleys.

« Coo-ro-co-co » ou « coo-ro-co ».

To listen the Zebra Dove:
http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Geopelia-striata

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.

Bibliography:
https://inpn.mnhn.fr/espece/cd_nom/441946
http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=91C3A5E9262EB61E
http://www.oiseaux.net/oiseaux/geopelie.zebree.html
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/zebra-dove-geopelia-striata
http://www.hbw.com/ibc/species/zebra-dove-geopelia-striata
https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22690708/93284564

NAMES

Scientific Name: Geopelia striata (Linnaeus, 1766)

LOCATION
  • Society
  • Marquesas (Eiao, Hatuta’a, Mohotani, Fatu Huku)
  • And also Malaysia to Australia.

STATUS AND PROTECTION
Introduced in French Polynesia.
The species is classified as “Least Concern” (LC) on the IUCN Red List.