TMD_20140514_Emerald Spotted Wood Dove_001

TMD_20140514_Emerald Spotted Wood Dove_001

I at first thought that this was a blue spotted wood dove, which would have been unusual in the north of Mozambique. Since looking at the copy of Roberts VII Birds of Southern Africa which I have bought for my iPad, I can see that as it does not have an yellowish tip to its bill it must be an Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, even though the spots look blue in colour!

© Tony Davies 2016