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The Bleeding Heart Dove gets its name from the characteristic patch of red feathers found on its breast.  At first look, people generally mistake this patch of feathers for a bloody wound. The dove’s belly is white while its back, wings and tail are an iridescent gray. These birds tend to live in a flock on the forest floor, scouring for food. They are quite shy and skittish but rarely leave the forest floor except to nest. Males tend to be larger than females.

Habitat: Forest understory
Diet: Eats seeds, berries and insects
Status: Near threatened
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 25 cm
Reproduction & Offspring: Lays 2 eggs at a time. 14 day incubation period.


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