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  • Peaceful Dove

  • Geopelia striata
  • The Peaceful Dove is a small, sturdy dove, with a long graduated tail and wedge-shaped wings. The eye-ring, eye and cere (the soft parts above the bill) are all blue-grey. The upper body is mainly brown-grey, with dark barring. The head and lower throat is a softer grey, with dark scallops. The throat is white and lower body pinkish. The feet are a deep pink. They are usually seen in pairs or small parties, never far from water. The flight is direct, low to the ground and undulating. Their call is a very distinctive “doodle doo”.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=112
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=112&p=234
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Peaceful Dove

  • The Peaceful Dove is a small, sturdy dove, with a long graduated tail and wedge-shaped wings. The eye-ring, eye and cere (the soft parts above the bill) are all blue-grey. The upper body is mainly brown-grey, with dark barring. The head and lower throat is a softer grey, with dark scallops. The throat is white and lower body pinkish. The feet are a deep pink. They are usually seen in pairs or small parties, never far from water. The flight is direct, low to the ground and undulating. Their call is a very distinctive “doodle doo”.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Geopelia striata
  • Geopelia placida
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 30
  • Size
  • 20-24cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=112&p=234
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=112
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/peaceful-dove