|Western Crowned Pigeon Goura cristata, courtesy Wikipedia.|
|Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.|
This handsome bird is found from India to Indonesia.
|Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus regina, Kakadu NP.|
A glorious little fruit-dove, found in east coast rainforests, Top End monsoon forest (as here)
and into Indonesia.
|A beautiful softly-plumaged male Pink-necked Green Pigeon Treron vernans, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.|
(Females are mostly greenish-yellow.)
A very widespread little pigeon, found throughout much of south-east Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
|Speckled (or Rock) Pigeons C. guineae, Bontebok NP, South Africa, but common across much of Africa.|
(Scan of an old slide, sorry.)
|The Picazuro Pigeon P. picazuro, here in Buenos Aires, is widespread in eastern South America.|
|Pale-vented Pigeon P, cayennensis, Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazonia.|
Another widespread South American species, this one throughout the northern lowlands and up to Mexico.
|The Chilean Pigeon P. araucana, here near Puerto Varas, southern Chile,|
is a pigeon of the temperate rainforests of the south of the continent.
|Ruddy Pigeon P. subvinacea, Rio Silanche Reserve, in the cloud forests north-west of Quito, Ecuador.|
This is another of the genus found across northern South America.
|Spot-winged Pigeon P. maculosa, Putre, high in the Andes in northern Chile. (In a eucalpyt!)|
Generally found east of the Andes in the centre-south of the continent.
|Eared Dove Z. auriculata, Lima, Peru.|
This dove is almost equally abundant throughout South America.
|West Peruvian Dove Z. meloda, Lima.|
Another common dove, but in a more limited range centred on the coastal plains of Peru.
|Galápagos Dove Z. galapagoensis, Santa Fe.|
A Galápagos endemic whose ancestor made the hazardous sea crossing - probably involuntarily - from the mainland.
Found throughout the arid lowlands of the archipelago.
|Bare-faced Ground Dove Metriopelia ceciliae, Socorama, northern Chile,|
a bird of high altitude scrubby vegetation.
|Black-winged Ground Dove M. melanoptera in cactus, Colca Canyon, southern Peru.|
It shares this high dry habitat with the Bare-faced Ground Dove, up to 4,400 metres above sea level.
Like it, the Black-winged also frequents Andean villages.
|Croaking Ground Dove Columbina cruziana, Cuenca, southern Ecuadorian Andes.|
This is a male, from its pale grey head. The two-tone bill is distinctive, as is
the remarkably undove-like squelchy call. It is mostly a bird of the arid Pacific coast from
southern Colombia to northern Chile, but also climbs into the west slopes of the Andes, as here.
|White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi, Aguas Verdes, northern Peru.|
|Spotted Dove, Rottnest Island, Western Australia.|
|Laughing Turtle-Dove, Shark Bay, 700km north of the original release site in Perth.|
|Adamawa Turtle-Dove, Bénoué National Perk, Cameroon.|
|Blue-spotted Wood Dove (the name refers to two small blue spots on each wing) T. afer, Entebbe, Uganda.|