Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) - HBW 4, p. 157
French: Géopélie placide
Spanish: Tortolita Plácida
Other common names: Placid Dove
Taxonomy: Geopelia placida Gould, 1844, Port Essington, Northern Territory.
Despite superficial resemblances to Streptopelia, genus probably most closely related to bronzewing group (Phaps and allies), based on behaviour. Present species forms a superspecies with G. striata and G. maugei, and all three have sometimes been considered conspecific. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- papua Rand, 1938 - S New Guinea from Merauke E to Port Moresby; also Markham Valley and Madang and upper Ramu Valley.
- placida Gould, 1844 - N & E Australia.
- clelandi Mathews, 1912 - Pilbara region, NC Western Australia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A bird on a trunk and moving away Locality Atherton, Queensland, Australia (ssp placida)
Peter Waanders 12 August 2004 6 years ago 20 sec 4.4
A bird walking on a lawn Locality Cairns Esplenade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Robert Schaefer 23 September 2010 2 years ago 27 sec 3.8
A bird and then two of them, foraging Locality Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia (ssp placida)
Eldert Groenewoud 24 July 2007 4 years ago 19 sec 3.7
A bird resting on the ground Locality Cairns, Queensland, Australia (ssp placida)
Peter Nash 19 October 2006 6 years ago 24 sec 3.6
A dorsal view of a bird singing and then a pair copulating. Locality Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (ssp placida)
Josep del Hoyo 19 October 2009 2 years ago 28 sec 3.5
A bird calling, later foraging around. Locality Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 14 November 2010 2 years ago 33 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 15 photos
On the ground
Locality Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Guy Poisson 16 November 2005 2 years ago 4.3
One of a pair in garden.
Locality Kobble Creek, Queensland, Australia (ssp placida )
Tom Tarrant 31 August 2008 4 years ago 4
Had just finished feeding in the grass
Locality Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
Bob Thompson 11 August 2007 4 years ago 4
On the wire
Locality Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia
John_Cupper 1 year ago 3.9
Perched on a branch
Locality Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Peter Strauss 26 June 2010 2 years ago 3.9
An adult male on a ground.
Locality Vienna Zoo, Vienna, Vienna State, Austria
Tomasz Doroń 9 April 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.8
Locality Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Josep del Hoyo 16 October 2009 2 years ago 3
A bird calling in a suburban backyard Locality Waikerie, South Australia, Australia
Peter Waanders 6 April 2004 3 years ago 3
A bird calling in the distance. Locality Seal Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 28 December 2012 12 weeks ago 0