|Brown-capped Emerald Dove Chalcophaps longirostris
(aka Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica)
|Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
The Brown-capped Emerald Dove is distributed in the islands around Papua New Guinea and in northern and eastern Australia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is found in a wide variety of habitats including forest,
mangroves, farmland, orchards and gardens.
The sub-species in eastern Australia, C. l. rogersi, shown here, is pinkish-brown with bronzed emerald green wings and dark brown flight feathers. The bill and legs are orange to red and the male has a white shoulder patch which is lacking in the female.
They feed mainly on the ground and primarily on seeds and fallen fruit.
The song consists of a series of low-pitched coos.
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