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Emerald Spotted Dove - Puffing Winter A Common Emerald Spotted Dove puffs up against a cold winters morning, its iridescent greens glistening against rays from a rising sun.   Common Emerald Dove,Emerald-spotted Wood Dove,Geotagged,Namibia,Turtur chalcospilos,Winter,adorable,beautiful,cold,cute,fantastic,feathers,free,green,innocent,iridescent,plumage,puff,splendor,wild Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. That light, that detail, I'm speechless. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. You are always so encouraging and complementary ... thank you. Posted 3 years ago

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The emerald-spotted wood dove is a pigeon which is a widespread and often abundant resident breeding bird in eastern Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. It also occurs in a belt from northern Botswana west to northern Namibia, and in a narrow coastal strip through Angola to Gabon.

This is a species of open drier deciduous woodland and second growth. It is absent from evergreen rainforests and semidesert areas.

Similar species: Pigeons And Doves
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Aug 7, 2015. Captured Jul 23, 2015 09:46 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/6.3
  • 1/790s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm