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Information for Bar-shouldered dove - Geopelia humeralis

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Bar-shouldered dove
Geopelia humeralis

Bar-shouldered doves are native to Australia and New Guinea and can grow to up to 30cm.

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Bar-shouldered dove - Geopelia humeralis in Lower Daintree Rainforest - Photo by Alex Pawlow

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They can be found in a variety of habitats, but generally near water. This is because they need to drink regularly throughout the day. They mainly feed on the ground seeds.

Their nest is usually hidden in dense bush, where they build a thin platform in the fork of a tree.