Blue-spotted Wood-dove
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The blue-spotted wood-dove is overall browner than the emerald-spotted wood-dove and has a red-tipped bill; distribution is patchy in wetter woodland, bush, gardens and mangrove, see map. The upper photo was taken in the Udzungwa Mountains (10-14); the second row photos in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, all courtesy of Per Holmen. The left 3rd row photo was taken on Rubondo island (3-13), courtesy of Paul Oliver; the right 3rd row, in Lukuba (8-07). The 4th row bird was at Hondo Hondo (10-11) and the 5th row, at Lukuba island (9-10), both courtesy of Valéry Schollaert.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Paul Oliver, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 4-30-15