Galapagos Dove

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

The Galapagos Dove is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Galapagos Dove is a tame and well-mannered creature. It is reddish brown with black and white markings, touches of incandescent green, red feet and a bright blue eye ring. The Galapagos Dove grows to measure between 18 and 23 centimetres long. Its beak is curved downward, larger and more curved than most other doves. The Galapagos Doves curved beak helps it feed mainly on seeds picked from the ground mainly from the Opuntia cactus. More

An attractive bird, the Galapagos dove has dark reddish-brown upperparts, a pinkish neck and breast, a buffy-coloured belly, and brown wings, streaked with white and black (2) (3). The primary flight feathers are black, fringed with white borders, and the underwing is a dark bluish-grey. The tail is dark brown, with grey edges, a black bar near the end, and a grey bar at the tip (2). The dove’s legs and feet are bright red (2) (3). More

The Galapagos dove is not currently considered globally threatened, and appears to have fairly secure populations away from settled areas and on islands free of predators (2) (5). However, the species may be declining on inhabited islands (4) (8). As is often the case with island species, the Galapagos dove was once unafraid of humans, even being recorded as settling on the shoulders and heads of visiting sailors. More

The Galapagos dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) is one of the most fascinating doves of the New World. It is nearly the same size of a common ring-necked dove (Streptopelia capicola), but chunkier, with longer legs and a shorter tail. It is almost partridge-like in shape. The bill is long and curved downward. Photo: Tony Brancato With a personality sharing equal parts tameness and curiosity, the Galapagos dove will delight most who get to know it. More

The Galapagos dove is most commonly seen on the ground where it forages for seeds and fruits. It is reddish brown with black and white markings, touches of incandescent green, red feet and a bright blue eye ring. The Dove grows to be between 18 and 23cm long. Its bill is curved downward, larger and more curved than most other doves. More

The Galapagos dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) is most commonly seen on the ground where it forages for seeds and fruits. Even if disturbed it is reluctant to take to the air, and if it does flies for a short time only. This one was skulking around under some palo santo trees near Prince Phillip's Steps on Tower Island. Note the gold patches on the shoulders. These markings are best visible when the light is at just the right angle. More

Galapagos Dove Zenaida galapagoensis = Described by: Gould (1839) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): Nesopelia galapagoensis Photographs Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador - Jul, 1999 More

The Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to the Galapagos off Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. Source - BirdLife International 2004. Zenaida galapagoensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. Didn't find what you were looking for. More

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Galapagos Dove, Zenaida galapagoensis Columbidae (PIGEONS & DOVES) Galapagos Dove, Zenaida galapagoensis This photo was taken in: Galapagos This photo was taken with: Nikon 501 with sigma 80-200 lens The photo was taken by: Theo Groenestein , Birdwatching trip reports from around the world Ecuador and Galapagos reports Identification Notes: Submit Identification notes More

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Original source: Mike Weston
Author: Mike Weston
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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Zenaida
Species : galapagoensis
Authority : Gould, 1841
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