Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pigeons and Doves :: Madagascar Turtle-Dove
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
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RangeMadagascar and adjacent Is.;
Fragmented island populations;
(2) Aldabra Is. and Glorioso Is.
Formerly on Cosmoledo Is., Astove and Assumption.
(3) Comoro Is. (Anjouan Is.).
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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