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Sulawesi Ground Dove
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Information
Common Name Yellow-breasted Ground Dove
Range Sulawesi in Wallacea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Gallicolumba
Species Gallicolumba tristigmata
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Sulawesi ground dove (Gallicolumba tristigmata), also known as yellow-breasted ground dove, is a species of medium-sized, approximately 35 cm long, olive-brown dove with golden forehead, yellow breast, red legs, iridescence bluish-green crown ended with purple patch behind ear coverts, dark brown tail and white below. Both sexes are similar.

An Indonesian endemic, this elusive species is distributed to primary rainforests of Sulawesi in Wallacea. The Sulawesi ground dove is a terrestrial bird. Its diet consists mainly of seeds and fallen fruits taken from feeding grounds. The female lays a single white egg.

The Sulawesi ground dove is evaluated as least concern on the IUCN Red List.

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