Bar-shouldered Dove

Geopelia humeralis

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The bar-shouldered dove (Geopelia humeralis) is native to Australia and southern New Guinea. It is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. It is a medium-sized pigeon varying in size from 26 to 30 centimetres (10.4 to 12 inches). Its voice is a distinctive and melodious "cook-a-wook" or "coolicoo".

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