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Subspecies picturata
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Ampijoroa, Madagascar

Alternative name: Madagascar Turtle Dove

Nesoenas picturatus

Streptopelia picturata



Madagascar and the Seychelles.


This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 5 subspecies.


  • N. p. comorensis:
  • N. p. coppingeri:
  • Aldabra, Cosmoledo Atoll and Îles Glorieuses
  • N. p. picturatus:
  • N. p. aldabranus:
  • Amirante Islands
  • N. p. rostratus:




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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