emerald wing spots; rather short rounded tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Turtur chalcospilas

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a small and handsome African dove with emerald spots on the wing and a rather short rounded tail; prefers dry savannas and woodlands; no sexual dimorphism.

grey crown; pinkish-brown underparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

mostly brown upperparts; bands on rump area (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

tail banded with black, brown, and greys (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

side view showing dark wingtips, emerald spots (South Africa; 2007-06-30)