Geophaps scripta scripta
Found in open, tussock-grass woodland with much bare ground, oftenon 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 regroupong after landing. The subspecies in this region is the southernmost subspecies, Geophaps scripta scripta which has grey orbital skin.
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al.|