Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) - HBW 4, p. 158
French: Géopélie à nuque rousse
Spanish: Tortolita Humeral
Other common names: Bronze-necked/Copper-necked/Barred-shouldered/Mangrove/Scrub Dove, Pandanus/River Pigeon
Taxonomy: Columba humeralis Temminck, 1821, Queensland.
Despite superficial resemblances to Streptopelia, genus probably most closely related to bronzewing group (Phaps and allies), based on behaviour. Validity of races has been questioned, as differences appear very minor. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- gregalis Bangs & J. L. Peters, 1926 - SE New Guinea.
- humeralis (Temminck, 1821) - N & E Australia.
- headlandi Mathews, 1913 - Pilbara region, NC Western Australia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
An adult bird pushing one wing onto a branch appears to be 'anting'. Locality Vintage Lakes, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp humeralis)
Nick Talbot 26 December 2008 5 years ago 16 sec 4.5
A bird perching on a branch and calling. Locality Terranora Broadwater, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp humeralis)
Nick Talbot 13 August 2009 4 years ago 35 sec 4.3
A group of birds foraging Locality Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia
Eldert Groenewoud 19 July 2007 5 years ago 19 sec 3.9
A bird perching on a branch then flying away. Locality Letitia Sandspit, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp humeralis)
Nick Talbot 27 December 2005 4 years ago 27 sec 3.7
A bird feeding and walking. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 16 sec 3.6
A bird standing on a trunk. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 28 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 24 photos
on the ground
Locality Daintree, Queensland, Australia (ssp humeralis)
Arthur Grosset 13 November 2010 15 weeks ago 4.6
Mature male in breeding plumage
Locality Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Peter Strauss 3 August 2011 1 year ago 4.5
a very pretty Australian Dove is the Bar-shouldered
Locality Julatten, Queensland, Australia
David Taylor 1 January 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Locality Tully, Queensland, Australia
stevec63 9 August 2010 3 years ago 4.3
Adult in garden.
Locality Kobble Creek, Queensland, Australia (ssp humeralis)
Tom Tarrant 16 January 2005 5 years ago 4.3
three birds huddled together on a cold morning. The bird on the left is an immature
Locality Calvert River, Northern Territory, Australia
Steve_Murphy 18 June 2010 24 weeks ago 4.2
A bird singing. Locality Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia
Josep del Hoyo 16 October 2010 3 years ago 4
Doves calling out just after sunrise along with a few other birds.. Locality Tully, Queensland, Australia
stevec63 13 June 2010 3 years ago 3
Two birds calling. Locality Terranora Broadwater, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 13 August 2009 1 year ago 0