Species Details

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Grey-capped Emerald Dove Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chalcophaps indica
Family : Columbidae
Order : Columbiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Common Emerald Dove, Emerald Dove, Green-winged Pigeon, Bronze-winged Dove
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Common Emerald Dove is a small dove usually seen on the ground (adult bird length approximately 27 cm, weight 132 g, wing 14.5 cm, bill 2.4 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 9.5 cm). It looks greenish from above and brownish from below with two white bands separated by black on its lower back. It feeds on fallen berries, seeds, grains and termites. The emerald dove is a common species found in tropical forests, dense wet woodlands, farms, and mangroves. It constructs a simple stick nest in trees, typically up to five meters high, where it lays two cream-colored eggs. These doves are often seen alone, in pairs, or in small groups. While they spend little time in trees except for roosting, they are quite terrestrial and frequently search for fallen fruit on the ground. Emerald doves are generally docile and can be approached easily. They are typically found foraging in small groups or pairs, and in areas abundant with resources, they will defend a territory. During flight, they exhibit fast and direct movements, with regular wing beats and occasional wing flicks. They often fly at low altitudes, weaving through patches of dense forest. When startled, they may opt to walk rather than fly away. In flight, their underwings display a buff coloration, while their flight feathers showcase a chestnut hue.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Marc Anderson(www.xeno-canto.org/Marc Anderson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.