Chamorro – Paluman kotbata * Carolinian – Apooka
Male white-throated ground-doves (Gallicolumba xanthonura) have white heads and throats and brown bodies and wings. Females are completely covered with chocolate brown feathers. Ground-doves can be recognized by their short, low, growling calls that can be heard in the early mornings or late afternoons.
Factoid: Strut Your Stuff!
To attract a mate, the male ground-doves strut by females, puffing out their white chest feathers.
True or False: The photo on this page is a female dove.