Back to Lord Howe this week. For a bird that is 'often seen wandering nonchalantly about the forest and roadside' (according to the local guide book) I found it hard to get really good shots of this bird. I think I would have replaced 'wandering nonchalantly' with 'frantically dashing' and 'often behind grass'!
Anyway, this bird is a Emerald Ground-dove (Chalcophaps indica). It is about 25cm long and you can see why it's called emerald.
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