White-Throated Ground-Dove

Chamorro – Paluman kotbata * Carolinian – Apooka

IDENTIFICATION

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.

QUESTION 1:

True or False: The photo on this page is a female dove.

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