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Bleeding Heart Dove

Gallicolumba luzonica

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Gallicolumba luzonica
Class: Bird
Weight: 170 to 190 grams
Life span: 15 to 25 years
Conservation status: Near threatened
Number of offspring: 2 eggs at a time

About

I LIVE IN ASIA

The bleeding heart dove is a small bird native to rainforest habitats on the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines.


I AM AN OMNIVORE

The bleeding heart dove spends much of their time on the forest floor eating fallen berries and foraging for seeds. They are also known to eat various insects and worms.


BLEEDING HEART DOVES ARE SOCIAL

The bleeding heart dove is a somewhat social species and will often pair for life.


THE BLEEDING HEART

The bleeding heart dove’s name comes from the bright spot of red, or the “bleeding heart,” in the middle of their white chest.


HELPING THE BLEEDING HEART DOVE IN THE WILD

The bleeding heart doves at the Zoo are enrolled in the Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSP is a program implemented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure a genetically viable population exists.


I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM

The bleeding heart dove plays an important role of seed dispersal in their ecosystem which aids in boosting biodiversity in their environment.

Conservation

Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.

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