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Geopelia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Columbiformes
Familia: Columbidae
Subfamilia: Columbinae
Genus: Geopelia
Species: G. cuneata - G. humeralis - G. maugei - G. placida - G. striata

Name

Geopelia Swainson, 1837

References

* On the natural history and classification of birds. 2 p.348

Geopelia is a genus of small, long-tailed doves. They are native to South-east Asia and Australasia and are most often found in open country and scrubland. They feed mainly on seeds which they find by foraging on the ground. They typically lay two eggs in a simple nest of twigs and grass. Their plumage is mostly greyish-brown with a pattern of spots or bars. The Zebra Dove and Diamond Dove are commonly kept in captivity.

Species

* Diamond Dove, Geopelia cuneata
* Zebra Dove, Geopelia striata
* Peaceful Dove, Geopelia placida (sometimes treated as a subspecies of G. striata)
* Barred Dove, Geopelia maugei (sometimes treated as a subspecies of G. striata)
* Bar-shouldered Dove, Geopelia humeralis

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