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peaceful dove, Geopelia placida

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Peaceful dove, Cairns, NQ [PH]

The peaceful dove, Geopelia placida (family Columbidae), is a small grey woodland dove common in open woodland throughout central Cape York Peninsula.

Its call is very familiar, and can be interpreted differently depending on the circumstances: When fishing it may be interpreted as "too good! too good!" When shifting camp it may be interpreted as "fuck off! fuck off!"

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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