Luzon Bleeding-heart Pigeon

Name: 
(Punalada)
Gallicolumba luzonica

An uncommon dove usually seen walking on the forest floor, it is a very shy and secretive bird that feeds on small fruits and seeds. A very distinctive feature of this dove is a large orange red “bleeding” spot in the center of its white breast.

The red patch on their chest is often described like a “gunshot wound” compared with the “stab wound” of their Negros cousins.

Conservation Status: 
NEAR THREATENED
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