Check out Australia Zoo’s Peaceful Dove!
Grace’s Bird Garden is home to a huge variety of amazing birdlife, including the peaceful dove. Keep your eyes peeled for these little beauties as they love meeting our Zoo guests.
The peaceful dove is found in Asia, south Burma, the Malay Peninsula, eastern Papua New Guinea and Australia. They are one of the most recognised dove species due to their wide distribution and distinct ‘doodle-doo’ call! They can be identified by their small stature, grey plumage and dark barring across their chest and back. Peaceful doves will forage in open areas for grass seeds and small insects.
Peaceful doves develop nests in trees or shrubs, as well as suburban gardens. They build a small, flimsy platform of twigs, grasses and roots, which is built by both parents who work together to feed and raise their young!
Peaceful doves have adapted well to the increase in tree clearing and are a thriving species throughout their wide range! They are a species of least concern.
20 - 24 centimetres
54 - 65 grams