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 9 videos
bird drinking from sprinkler Locality Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia (ssp headlandi)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 3 October 2015 21 weeks ago 33 sec 4.5
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 7 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 6 years ago 35 sec 4.3
Pair foraging on the ground Locality Attica Zoological Park, Spata, Attica Region, Greece
Joe Angseesing 24 September 2015 19 weeks ago 32 sec 4
A bird feeding and walking. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 6 years ago 16 sec 4
A bird standing on a trunk. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 6 years ago 28 sec 4
PhotosSee all 28 photos
Adult perched on dead mangrove.
Locality Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Les George 17 May 2015 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 5
on the ground
Locality Daintree, Queensland, Australia (ssp humeralis)
Arthur Grosset 13 November 2010 2 years ago 4.6
Mature male in breeding plumage
Locality Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Peter Strauss 3 August 2011 3 years ago 4.6
Bar-shouldered Dove perched in a dead tree
Locality Dunmarra, Northern Territory, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 10 August 2014 1 year ago 4.5
Bar-shouldered Dove munching on a termite.
Locality Bitter Springs, Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 28 December 2013 1 year ago 4.4
a very pretty Australian Dove is the Bar-shouldered
Locality Julatten, Queensland, Australia
David Taylor 1 January 2009 5 years ago 4.3
A bird singing. Locality Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia
Josep del Hoyo 16 October 2010 5 years ago 4
Doves calling out just after sunrise along with a few other birds.. Locality Tully, Queensland, Australia
stevec63 13 June 2010 5 years ago 3
A bird calling in the early morning. Locality Hinterland Regional Park, Mudgeeraba, Queensland, Australia
Nick Talbot 6 July 2015 29 weeks ago 0
A bird calling near mangroves. Locality Terranora Broadwater, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 29 June 2014 1 year ago 0
Two birds calling. Locality Terranora Broadwater, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 13 August 2009 3 years ago 0