Also known as the Mountain Dove, Lace-necked Dove or Chinese Dove, it’s been cooing in Hawai’i since the mid-1800’s. This dove is much larger than the zebra dove but definitely not as tolerant of humans. It’s rarely found in large flocks as are the other doves. Its nests year-round on tree platforms where it lays 2 eggs during each attempt.
Interesting Facts: One of the few alien birds that can survive in native forests. The forest doves usually have much darker plumage than their city counterparts.
These photos were taken through a screen door which causes them to be a little “soft.”