Habitat - Nature Reserve
How many? - 3
Additional comments? - bar shouldered doves
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding
Additional comments? - These were far from 'peaceful'! There was actually quite a bit of fighting going on!
Geopelia is a genus of small, long-tailed doves. They are native to South-east Asia and Australasia and are most often found in open country and scrubland. They feed mainly on seeds which they find by foraging on the ground. They typically lay two eggs in a simple nest of twigs and grass. Their plumage is mostly greyish-brown with a pattern of spots or bars. The zebra dove and diamond dove are commonly kept in captivity.