EMERALD-SPOTTED WOOD-DOVE

Also known as Green-spotted Dove (6)

(Turtur chalcospilos)

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Roberts VI / VII 358 / 189
Clements 2000 72.0840
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 65-84
A small dove (19 to 20 cm), found in southern and eastern Africa. In southern Africa it is a common resident absent from south west  Cape and drier west. It inhabits woodland and Acacia scrub and is usually solitary or in pairs. It feeds off seeds, berries and flying ants.

List of Stamps showing Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Transkei 0311  0313 1993 85c
Transkei  ms Bl 11  1993 85c