Pigeons

Blue Ground-dove

Gorgeous beauty

The blue ground dove is a small New World tropical dove. It is about 20 cm long and weighs from 65 to 72 g. Her wings are streaked with black.

Characteristics

Order:
Columbiformes

Family:
Columbidae

Scientific name:
Claravis pretiosa

Habitat:
Forest, savannah

Origin:
Mexico, South America

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
500.000-5.000.000

Lifetime:
a few years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Grey-capped Emerald Dove

Natural elegance

The Emerald Dove is a robust, medium-sized dove with a bright emerald green back and wings. Its flight is fast and direct, with regular flaps and the occasional sharp flap of its wings. They often fly low between the patches of dense forest they prefer, but when disturbed they will often walk rather than fly.

Characteristics

Order:
Columbiformes

Family:
Columbidae

Scientific name:
Chalcophaps indica

Habitat:
Forest

Origin:
Asia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Luzon Bleeding-heart

Blessings from the Philippine archipelago

The Emerald Dove is a robust, medium-sized dove with a bright emerald green back and wings. Its flight is fast and direct, with regular flaps and the occasional sharp flap of its wings. They often fly low between the patches of dense forest they prefer, but when disturbed they will often walk rather than fly.

Characteristics

Order:
Columbiformes

Family:
Columbidae

Scientific name:
Gallicolumba luzonica

Habitat:
Forest

Origin:
Philippines

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
Unknown

*Source iucnredlist.org

Rock Dove

City flyer

This type of pigeon has feathers of an ashy, gray-blue color with a metallic sheen on the chest and neck. They have a peaceful behavior and feed on grains, weeds and other plants.

Characteristics

Order:
Columbiformes

Family:
Columbidae

Scientific name:
Columba livia

Habitat:
Rocky areas, caves

Origin:
Europe and Asia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
Unknown

*Source iucnredlist.org

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