Sulawesi ground dove

Sulawesi ground dove

Sulawesi ground dove, Yellow-breasted ground dove

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Gallicolumba tristigmata

The Sulawesi ground dove (Gallicolumba tristigmata ) also known as yellow-breasted ground dove is a medium-sized, approximately 35 cm long, olive-brown ground dove with golden forehead, yellow breast, red legs, iridescence bluish-green crown ended with purple patch behind ear coverts, dark brown tail and white below. Both sexes are similar.

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An Indonesian endemic, this elusive species is distributed to primary rainforests of Sulawesi in Wallacea. The Sulawesi ground dove is a terrestrial bird. Its diet consists mainly of seeds and fallen fruits taken from feeding grounds. The female lays a single white egg.

The Sulawesi ground dove is evaluated as least concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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1. Sulawesi ground dove Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulawesi_ground_dove
2. Sulawesi ground dove on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22691014/130176506

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