Gallicolumba tristigmata

Written by on April 12, 2012 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Gallicolumba tristigmata, Sulawesi Ground Dove,  Delimukan Sulawesi


The Sulawesi Ground-dove, Gallicolumba tristigmata also known as Yellow-breasted Ground-dove is a medium-sized, approximately 35cm long, olive brown ground-dove with golden forehead, yellow breast, red legs, iridescence bluish-green crown ended with purple patch behind ear coverts, dark brown tail and white below. Both sexes are similar.

An Indonesian endemic, this elusive species is distributed to primary rainforests of Sulawesi in Wallacea. The Sulawesi Ground-dove is a terrestrial bird. Its diet consists mainly of seeds and fallen fruits taken from feeding grounds. The female lays a single white egg.

The Sulawesi Ground-dove is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


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