Northern Territory, Australia.
Along with G. ferruginea sometimes isolated in genus Lophophaps. Has normally been treated as conspecific with G. ferruginea; indeed, some authors have considered the variation as referring to colour morphs. Present species shows a distinct narrow white band across mid-belly above narrow grey-and-black band (2), a broad white belly patch (3), and rufous vs chestnut mid-crown to hindcrown, dorsal scaling, rump to uppertail and inner webs of primaries (2); a narrow zone of intergradation exists around the Fitzroy R#R (2). Proposed race proxima (SW Kimberley region of Western Australia) is intermediate between nominate race of present species and N population of G. ferruginea#R. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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