Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata) - HBW 4, p. 157
French: Géopélie diamant
Spanish: Tortolita Diamante
Other common names: Little/Red-eyed Dove, Little Turtle-dove
Taxonomy: Columba cuneata Latham, 1801, Sydney, New South Wales.
Despite superficial resemblances to Streptopelia, genus probably most closely related to bronzewing group (Phaps and allies), based on behaviour. Monotypic.
Distribution: Arid interior Australia; largely absent from SW Western Australia and coastal E Queensland S to Victoria and W to South Australia. Occasional irruptions to coastal areas.
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VideosSee all 9 videos
- 4 A bird changin... Great Brit..., Nov 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 3.1 Two perched bi... Germany, Aug 2006 Josep del Hoyo
- 3 Two perched bi... Germany, Aug 2006 Josep del Hoyo
- 3 Two birds rest... Great Brit..., Nov 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 3 A pair allopre... Spain, Aug 2007 Carlos Fabregat
- 2.8 A female makin... Spain, Aug 2007 Carlos Fabregat
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- 4 A dove sitting... Germany, Jul 2007 Rainer Mönke
- 3.9 An adult diamo... Australia, Dec 2010 slr800
- 3.9 A pair hen has... Australia, Sep 2011 Ethan Ograngy
- 3.8 A sitting Dove Germany, Jul 2007 Rainer Mönke
- 3.7 A small group ... Australia, Jun 2008 Gustavo A. Rodríguez
- 3.4 Parked by the ... Australia, Jul 2010 Lindsay Hansch