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The diamond dove (Geopelia cuneata) is named because of the many white spots dotting its upper wings. Both sexes have a red eye-ring, though the male’s ring is larger.The male is typically larger in size and his head, neck and chest are light blue-grey. The smaller female has a more brownish plumage and her eye rings are less vivid and smaller in size. The smallest of the dove family, they are also known as (Little) Red-eyed Doves or Little Turtle Doves and are native to dry deserts in the north and central parts of Australia. The Diamond Doves wings make a whistling noise when flying. They generally inhabit grassy woodlands, as well as drier grassland and scrubland areas with easy access to water - often beside waterways.
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