Luzon Bleeding-heart

On its upper surfaces, the Luzon Bleeding-heart is slate grey in colour, but because it is iridescent, it can appear to be purple, royal blue, or bottle-green, and the apparent colour varies with lighting conditions. The belly and under wing areas are buff or chestnut. As in most pigeons, there is little sexual dimorphism; males tend to be larger and have a more pronounced red patch, and some authorities claim that the female has a purplish iris, though others dispute this. Body shape is typical of the genus, with a round body, a short tail and long legs.

The Luzon Bleeding-heart is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Luzon Bleeding-Heart Pigeon Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae Genus: Gallicolumba Species: G. More

The Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) is one of a number of species of ground dove in the genus Gallicolumba that are called "bleeding-hearts". They get this name from a splash of vivid red colour at the centre of their white breasts. The Luzon Bleeding-heart is the species in which this feature is most pronounced, and on first sight it is hard to believe that the bird has not recently been wounded. More

The bird in the photograph is a Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove which is the most common in aviculture and is found on the largest island in the Philippines - Luzon. The birds not covered in this article include the Mindoro Bleeding-heart, Gallicolumba platenae, the Negros Bleeding-heart, Gallicolumba keayi, the Mindanao Bleeding-heart, Gallicolumba criniger and the Sulu Bleeding-heart, Gallicolumba menagei. The scientific names vary a bit according to which reference book one uses. More

Captive Luzon bleeding-heart on nest Captive Luzon bleeding-heart on nestPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: Bleeding heart dove, bleeding heart pigeon Spanish: Paloma Apuñalada De Luzón Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Columbiformes Family Columbidae More

Images Captive Luzon bleeding-heart on nest Captive Luzon bleeding-heart on nest Species related by - * Family group * Habitat * Conservation status * * View image slideshow * Link to this image * Email to a friend * More

* Luzon Bleeding-heart Pigeon luzon bleeding-heart pigeon - The species is endemic to the central and southern parts of the large island of Luzon, and the neighbouring small Polillo Islands, in the Philippines. It lives in primary or secondary forest, and can be found at altitudes varying from sea level up to 1400 metres. They eat seeds, berries and grubs. They are shy and secretive, and very quiet, and rarely leave the ground except when nesting. More

The Luzon bleeding-heart dove is a relatively long legged, short tailed, plump ground dove with a total length of about 25 cm and a body-weight of 150-200 g. The plumage is light blue-grey on forehead and wing coverts, with three dark redbrown bands across the closed wing. Crown, nape, sides of breast, mantle, back and rump are dark grey with iridescent fringe, giving purple/ greenish appearance. More

Luzon Bleeding-heart, Bleeding Heart Dove, Bleeding Heart Pigeon Breeding Range OR Breeding Range Subregions Philippines Nonbreeding Range Countries (BETA) Philippines, IUCN Status Code NT (Birdlife factsheet) Show Breeding Range Codes and IUCN Status Codes Breeding Range Codes AF Africa (entire continent rather than south of Sahara) AN More

Luzon Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba luzonica luzonica - On nest Luzon Bleeding-heart Photographer : More

The Luzon bleeding-heart is the species in which this feature is most pronounced, and on first sight it is hard to believe that the bird has not recently been wounded. This is also partially due to a reddish hue extending down the belly, providing the illusion of blood having run down the bird\\\'s front. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Gallicolumba
Species : luzonica
Authority : (Scopoli, 1786)