French: Colombine arlequin German: Harlekintaube Spanish: Paloma bronce arlequín
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Liverpool Plains, New South Wales, Australia
WC & NE Western Australia (Kimberley and Pilbara regions) E through C Northern Territory and NE South Australia to interior and coastal NW Queensland and NW New South Wales. Periodic irruptions into E Queensland and E New South Wales.
28–31 cm; 227–320 g. Head, sides of neck and foreneck mostly black, with white forehead, lores, malar area and sides of chin forming striking black and white face... read more
Advertising call apparently not recorded. During bowing display gives a deep rolling coo. Flocking... read more
Open grass plains of interior Australia, where annual rainfall measures 200–500 mm; dominant... read more
Food and feeding
Entirely granivorous, feeding on grasses, herbs and a few shrubs. Important food plant families include grasses (Poaceae), Boraginaceae,... read more
Limited data suggests peak breeding in spring (Sept–Nov) in S Australia, and early to middle dry season (Mar–Jul) in N, but... read more
Highly nomadic, and prone to irruptions following unusually wet years, when occurs far outside... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered near-threatened. No population estimates available, but species formerly more widespread. Scattered sparsely over Western... read more
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