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    Zebra Doves and Hawaii
    Native to Southeast Asia, the zebra dove came to Hawaii from Australia in 1922. It is difficult to pin down with accuracy the exact reason why, but the introduction of the zebra dove probably occurred because there was a market for game birds on the islands at that time. This bird is common throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Oahu is no exception. A person can see them when walking along Waikiki beach or exploring a garden. They are also a common visitor to food courts and in some areas, they are so comfortable around people they will fly up into one's hand and eat from it if a person holds still. They do love the lowland areas, so it is a bit unreasonable to expect to spot these small doves in the mountains, but they are equally common in both rural and urban areas of the island.

    woodpigeon23, Lesley A Butler, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. woodpigeon23 66 months ago | reply

      A beautiful dove, great capture!

    2. brawny pies [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      lindos estes passaros,tem umas cores do outro mundo!!!

    3. cbelato 66 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous bird and shot!

    4. Diane Marshman 66 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture, colors and details! What a cool looking bird!

    5. John Hardison, The Old Snake Wrangler 66 months ago | reply

      Outstanding Capture Bernard. Never seen one of these before

    6. jsnchezyage 40 months ago | reply

      vista en:
      Seen in:
      FIELD GUIDE OF BIRDS


    7. bunchai2020 40 months ago | reply

      Excellent SHOT!

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