Geophaps scripta scripta
Found in open, tussock-grass woodland with much bare ground, often on roadsides. Reluctant to fly preferring to run from danger. If pressed, bursts from cover with loud wing clatter, the members of the group scattering in different directions, but regrouping after landing. The subspecies in this region is the southernmost subspecies, Geophaps scripta scripta which has grey orbital skin.
The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||Photo taken at Bogie River by Graham Armstrong|