Brown dove
File:White Eared Brown Dove.jpg
White-eared Brown Dove (P. leucotis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Phapitreron
Bonaparte, 1854

Brown doves are members of the genus Phapitreron in the pigeon family. Their common name refers to their overall brown colouration. They are endemic to the Philippines. All brown doves are tree-dwellers, but the different species occupy different types of wooded habitats; some are more restricted to old-growth forest while other make use of secondary forest and other woodland. They eat fruit. They tend to be solitary in their habits and can be elusive. Some species in this genus have conspicuous black and white stripes on their faces and iridescent neck feathers. Males and females look alike.



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