grey crown; red bill; white eye-stripe (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Common Emerald Dove
Chalcochaps indica

Native Range: Oriental Region and Australian Region

Notes: a stocky medium-sized pigeon widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian subcontinent, across southeastern Asia, and into northern Australia; prefers rainforests and dense woodlands.

iridescent bronze-green wings (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

pinkish-bronze breast and belly; white shoulder patch (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

dorsal view; note the short rounded tail (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

pink legs and feet (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

medium-sized stocky body (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

usually stays in the dark forest interior (Australia; 2006-07-08)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

taking a sun-bath; no, this bird is not injured! (Zoo; 2013-05-29)