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Photo © by Tom Tarrant
Eulo, Queensland, Australia, April 2004
Photo © by Peter Day
Birdsville Track, Queensland, Australia, July 2018
Geopelia cuneata



  • Slate grey head, neck and breast
  • Cream belly
  • Small white spots on shoulders
  • Rusty primary flight feathers with grey edges
  • Dark grey outer tail feathers
  • Pink legs and feet
  • Orange red iris
  • Red eye ring


  • Browner head, neck and upperparts
  • Smaller eye ring


Arid interior of Australia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Arid woodland, lightly timbered country near water, grasslands, gardens.



The diet includes grass seeds.


The nest is woven from grasses and twigs. The 2 white eggs are laid and incubated for 13-14 days; the young fledgings 2 weeks later.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Diamonddove.com
  3. Wikipedia

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