Sulawesi ground dove

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Sulawesi ground dove
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Gallicolumba
Species: G. tristigmata
Binomial name
Gallicolumba tristigmata
(Bonaparte, 1855)

The Sulawesi ground dove (Gallicolumba tristigmata) also known as yellow-breasted ground dove is a medium-sized, approximately 35 cm long, olive-brown ground 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 of Threatened Species.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Gallicolumba tristigmata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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