Sulawesi Ground Dove


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The Sulawesi Ground Dove, also known as Yellow-breasted Ground-dove, is a medium-sized bird measuring about a foot long. This bird is olive brown with a golden forehead, yellow breast, red legs, iridescence bluish-green crown ended with purple patch behind ear coverts. Both sexes have similar plumage, though female colors are slightly duller. These terrestrial doves used to be called Celebes. Their native Indonesian island changed its name to Sulawesi, so the bird’s name changed as well.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
Least Concern - LC

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Here are a few fun facts:

  • Sulawesi Ground Doves require sunlight to produce certain vitamins.
  • These doves lay a single, white egg.
  • Its diet consists mainly of seeds and fallen fruits taken from feeding grounds.

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April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
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Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

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