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Diamond Dove

Diamond Dove

The Diamond Dove is one of the littlest birds and is viewed as a standout amongst the most excellent

The little Diamond Dove is mainstream, second just to the bigger Ringneck Dove. It is a most magnificent and alluring pet with wonderful white spots or "precious stones' on its wings and shoulders. It is an ideal decision for a fledgling as it is strong and simple to keep. It will promptly breed and makes a fantastic temporary parent for the youthful of other little bird species. 

In the wild the Diamond Dove is very productive, however it is so widely reared and promptly accessible in bondage that it is commonly viewed as a local bird

Scientific Name
Geopelia cuneata (additionally Strictopelia cuneata)

      Precious stone Dove 

      Geopelia cuneata 

DistributionThe Diamond Dove is found in focal and northern Australia. They are individuals from a gathering generally called the Turtle Doves. They occupy open landscape, prairies and inadequately lush territories particularly around water. They are likewise found in the parks and gardens of urban areas and towns.
DescriptionThe Diamond Dove is a little winged animal, somewhat bigger than a canary, with a long tail. Develop winged creatures are around 7 1/2 inches (19 cm) long and will weigh around 1/2 oz (45 g). Their normal life expectancy is around 10 years. 
The head, bosom, and neck are a light pale blue dim and the back is a light darker. The tail is a dim with the center quills tipped in dark and the external plumes tipped in white. The lower stomach area and under the tail are a rich white. The upper portion of the wings and the shoulders are an earthy dim dissipated about with little white spots hovered in dark, in this manner the 'jewel' appearance. The lower half of the wing is an increasingly chestnut shading. The eye is orange-red encompassed by a coral-red orbital eye ring. The mouth is olive dark colored and the legs are a pale pink. 
The male will have a darker head, neck, and bosom than the female and the orbital eye ring will be bigger, however these attributes are not promptly clear until they are at any rate a half year old. A youthful flying creature will have a browner head and in general feathering, and the eye and encompassing orbital ring will be paler. 
There are a few changes and shading assortments of Diamond Doves with the most mainstream being silver. Others incorporate assortments that are for the most part white, dim dark, exceptionally darker, red, yellow, cinnamon, and pied.
Care and feedingPrecious stone Doves are normally kept in an aviary, however they can likewise effectively be kept in an enormous parakeet confine with 3/8" bar dispersing. The base size of the enclosure ought to be at any rate 18" square. Enclosures that are longer and more extensive could really compare to tall pens as these fowls ripple around and don't climb. 
Like the Ringneck Dove they are very solid. On the off chance that they are kept outside and are familiar with chilly climate, they can take beneath frigid temperatures for two or three days, yet it is ideal to give a warmth source. 
A decent finch or parakeet seed blend enhanced with greens wealthy in minerals, nutrients, and calcium is a fine eating routine. They make the most of their greens as well as appreciate shower millet, particularly white millet. They likewise require coarseness and cuttlebone. 
See About Doves and Pigeons: Housing and About Doves and Pigeons: Care and Feeding for more data.

Social BehaviorsThey are well-intentioned social animals that do well when kept in pens or in aviaries. Being quiet and tolerant, they can be housed kept with finches and canaries. They structure lasting sets and mates progress admirably whenever kept together. 
See About Doves and Pigeons: Social Behaviors for more data on social practices of birds and pigeons
ActivitiesThe Diamond Dove gets its activity through short flights about the aviary. Whenever kept in a confine, the bigger the better so they can get some activity there as well.

Breeding/ReproductionThese are one of the birds that is dimorphic, which means it very well may be sexed outwardly. It for the most part takes a few together so as to differentiate between the male and female, however the male will have a discernibly bigger orange ring orbiting the eye. This distinction, be that as it may, does not end up evident until they are around a half year old so more youthful winged animals will be hard to decide. 
Despite the fact that Diamond Doves are not as productive as the Ringnecks, they will breed in either an enormous confine or an aviary. They will require a home, an open canary home will work fine. Give settling materials, for example, dried grass and little twigs. 
They female will lay two eggs which will incubate in 13 - 14 days. Make certain to expel the youthful when they are weaned as the guardians may begin assaulting them trying to run them off. They do make awesome temporary parents for the youthful of other comparative measured pigeons. 
See About Doves and Pigeons: Breeding/Reproduction for more data on rearing
Potential Problems:
These flying creatures are strong and solid whenever furnished with a decent situation and a decent eating routine. Maintain a strategic distance from a domain that is wet, cool, and drafty. 

See About Doves and Pigeons: Potential Problems for data on wellbeing

Diamond Doves are readily available. Usually available at pet stores, but can also be found through bird shows, bird clubs 
or breeders

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