greenspotted

May 24, 2017 - Emerald-spotted Wood-dove, Greenspotted Dove, or Green-spotted Wood-dove (Turtur chalcospilos)

Found in parts of southern and eastern Africa, these doves live in savannas and woodlands. Foraging on the ground, they eat seeds, other plant foods, such as fallen fruits and grasses, and some invertebrates. Their nests are built from twigs, stems, and roots, in trees, bushes, or aloe plants. Females lay one or two eggs and do most of the incubation.