blue eye-ring; small body; long pointed tail (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Peaceful Dove
Geopilia placida

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: a tame and peaceful little dove with heavy barring on a tan body; no sexual dimorphism.

dorsal view; heavily barred nape and upperparts (Australia; 2006-06-20)

barring extends across upper breast; tan below (Australia; 2006-06-20)

blue on eye-ring extends forward to base of bill (Australia; 2006-06-20)

head portrait; note the blue iris too (Australia; 2006-06-20)