This dove primarily inhabits rainforests in tropical and subtropical climates.
Did you know?
To court females, males perform a courting dance that includes bobbing to show off his bright green feathers.
They are also known as the Grey-capped Emerald Dove, Common Emerald Dove, and the Emerald Dove.
They are mostly a ground dwelling bird, running quickly along the forest floor looking for seeds and grubs
Form & Function
The coloration of this dove is what gives it its name. It has a bright emerald green feathers on the wings that contrast with a brown body. Their bright green coloration actually helps them to camouflage with the vegetation in rainforests.
Conservation & YOu
Least Concern (IUCN) However, their populations are declining most likely due to habitat loss. You can help the green winged dove by promoting habitat protection and education.