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Photo © by Cutterpillar
Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, December 2019

Alternative name: Stephan's Emerald Dove

Chalcophaps stephani



Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.


Three subspecies recognized:

  • C. s. wallacei on Sulawesi and Sula Islands (Taliabu Island)
  • C. s. stephani on Kai Islands, eastern New Guinea, Admiralty Islands and Bismarck Archipelago
  • C. s. mortoni on Solomon Islands (Bougainville to Makira and Santa Anna)




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://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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