In Australia the Emerald Dove is a common resident
of rainforests and adjacent dense vegetation.
It is most numerous where the forest or similar
dense cover is fragmented. Often it
is observed flying swiftly and low over open ground between foraging areas.
· It forages on the forest floor alone or in pairs.
· The nests of
many pigeons and doves seem to consist of not much more than a
· It walks away when approached and only takes flight when hard pressed.
· The territorial call is a low, repeated cooing.
· It is observed readily at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge , and elsewhere along walking tracks and in picnic areas.