May 15, 2014 - Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)

Requested by: serotina

Native to semi-arid regions of Australia, these small doves are common in captivity. They eat mostly grass seeds and occasionally ants. Males and females look alike, except for the more brightly colored eye ring of the male and slightly browner feathers of the female. Pairs build fragile nests of sticks and grasses and incubate the eggs together for about two weeks.