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Madagascar Turtle-Dove Streptopelia picturata

Described by: Temminck (1813)
Alternate common name(s): Malagasy Turtle Dove, Painted Dove, Seychelles Turtle-Dove
Old scientific name(s): Columba picturata


Seychelles - Aug, 2001 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Ifaty, Madagascar - Jan, 2007 © Jean-Michel Fenerole 
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Madagascar and adjacent Is.;
Fragmented island populations;
(1) Madagascar.
(2) Aldabra Is. and Glorioso Is.
Formerly on Cosmoledo Is., Astove and Assumption.
(3) Comoro Is. (Anjouan Is.).
(4)Amirante Is.
(5) Seychelles.
Introduced the race (1) to Seychelles, Amirantes, Mauritius and Reunion. Chagos Archipelago (Diego Garcia Is. where a hybrid population has possibly been introduced).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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