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. The upper photo was taken in the Udzungwa Mountains (10-14), courtesy of Per Holmen; the 3rd row photos in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, also courtesy of Per Holmen; the 2nd row, Gombe, 7-20; the left 4th row, Mbagala-Dar es Salaam (4-19), courtesy of Prashant Ghorpade; the right 4th, in Lukuba (8-07); the left 5th row , in the Udzungwa Mountains (7-18), courtesy of Friedemann Vetter; and the right 5th row, at Hondo Hondo (10-11) and the 6th row, at Lukuba island (9-10), both courtesy of Valéry Schollaert.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Valéry Schollaert, Per Holmen, Friedemann Vetter, Prashant Ghorpade

Last Update this page: 8-05-20