Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)

In Australia, the diamond dove (Geopelia cuneata) is a resident bird. In areas near water, but which are slightly arid or semi-arid in nature, the dove occurs primarily in Southern, West and Northern Australia. They are one of the smallest pigeons in Australia, along with the Peaceful Dove. In parks and gardens, they have sometimes been found in Southern Australia when the center of Australia is very dry.

Diamond Dove

In pairs or small groups feeding off the ground, diamond doves appear to be seen. They feed mostly on grass seeds. They'll kill ants as well.

diamond dove (Geopelia cuneata)

After rain, but more in spring in Southern Australia, the doves prefer to breed. Nests are typically made from grasses and/or twigs interwoven, and are fragile in construction. For 13 to 14 days , two white eggs are normally laid and incubated. Their chicks develop rapidly, and they are normally fully feathered and fly for two weeks.

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