Check out Australia Zoo’s Bar-shouldered Dove!
Don’t miss Australia Zoo’s very own Rainforest Aviary. We are home to a diverse range of bird life, including the beautiful bar-shouldered dove. Keep your eyes peeled for your chance to view them up close and personal.
Bar-shouldered doves are found in regions of northern and eastern Australia, as well as in southern Papua New Guinea. They will often inhabit humid and well-wooded areas, as well as suburban and mangrove environments. These adorable doves are usually spotted on the ground foraging for grass, seeds and herbs!
The nest of the bar-shouldered dove is usually hidden in dense shrubs, trees or gardens. A thin nesting platform is made from twigs and roots, placed in a tree fork or branch. Bar-shouldered doves put the team in teamwork! Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks. Bar-shouldered doves are a species of least concern.
27 - 30 centimetres
Up to 130 grams