Thursday, May 15, 2014
Creature Feature #208: Emerald Dove
The Emerald Dove is a widespread forest pigeon, found in India, parts of Southeast Asia and Australia. He is a terrestrial bird, spending muc of his time on the ground foraging for seeds and fallen fruit. When disturbed, he will often walk in preference to flying. At night he ascends into the trees, to perch amongst the branches. If forced into flight, he will manouvere low and quick, zipping among the trees. He is not an especially social bird, and can be found singly or in pairs. If several are drawn to a particularly rich feeding area, they will maintain their own personal territories.