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 2nd row, Gombe (7-20); the 3rd row, Ngaramtoni (1-22), courtesy of Hanna Nyman; the 4th row photos in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, also courtesy of Per Holmen; the left 5th row, Mbagala-Dar es Salaam (4-19), courtesy of Prashant Ghorpade; the right 5th, in Lukuba (8-07);The 6th row, Minziro (9-22); the left 7th row , in the Udzungwa Mountains (7-18), courtesy of Friedemann Vetter; and the right 7th row, at Hondo Hondo (10-11) and the8th row, at Lukuba island (9-10), both courtesy of Valéry Schollaert.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Per Holmen, Friedemann Vetter
Prashant Ghorpade, Hanna Nyman

Last Update this page: 10-30-22