Emerald-spotted Wood-dove Turtur chalcospilos
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Harenna Forest, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Emerald-spotted Wood-dove is distributed in suitable habitat across much of east Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa as well as towards the Atlantic coast. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in dry bush, scrub and woodland up to about 1,500m.

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Yabello, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is similar to Blue-spotted Wood-dove T. afer but has green spots rather than blue spots on the wings and a black bill.

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