Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Emerald-spotted Wood-dove (Turtur chalcospilos) - HBW 4, p. 149

French: Tourtelette émeraudine German: Bronzeflecktaube Spanish: Palomita Aliverde
Other common names: Emerald-spotted Dove, Green-spotted Wood-dove

Taxonomy: Columba Chalcospilos Wagler, 1827, eastern Cape Province.
Forms a superspecies with T. abyssinicus, with which has been considered conspecific. In S Africa, W populations formerly awarded race volkmanni, and E ones race zambesiensis, but variation is clinal. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Sudan, Ethiopia and W Somalia S through E Africa to N Namibia, N Botswana and Natal; also in coastal Gabon S to SW Angola.