Cinnamon ground dove

Cinnamon ground dove

Cinnamon ground dove, Golden-heart dove, Red-throated ground dove, Golden-heart pigeon

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Gallicolumba rufigula

The cinnamon ground dove (Gallicolumba rufigula ) also known as golden-heart dove, red-throated ground dove or golden-heart pigeon is a species of ground-dwelling dove in the genus Gallicolumba.

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It is native to New Guinea.

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Appearance

The Cinnamon ground dove is around 22–24 cm long and can weigh anywhere from 121-137g. It has a red 'blushing' mark on its head with a light brown, grey colour covering its over-body it has a yellow marking on its belly which is surrounded by white. Some have blue markings on their heads and body.

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Diet and Nutrition

The cinnamon ground dove's diet consists mainly of insects but also feeds on fallen fruits and seeds. It scavenges through the leaf litter that lays on the ground to find most of its food.

References

1. Cinnamon ground dove Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_ground_dove
2. Cinnamon ground dove on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22691009/130176182

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