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Blue-spotted Wood-Dove

Turtur afer (Linnaeus, C 1766)

The blue-spotted wood dove is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is abundantly present throughout Africa south of the Sahel; it is partially present in East Africa and absent in southern Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
   Turtur
Scientific:
  Turtur afer


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1766)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 12, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Columba afra

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946480


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  23D5FC36BA0C0636

Avibase ID:
  avibase-23D5FC36

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/23D5FC36


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563621

Geographic range:

  • Turtur afer: Africa south of the Sahara, Zanzibar and Pemba I.
English:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove
Catalan:
Tortoreta alablava
Czech:
hrdlička modroskvrnná
Danish:
Stålpletdue
German:
Stahlflecktaube
Spanish:
Palomita Aliazul
Spanish (Spain):
Palomita Aliazul
Finnish:
sinitäpläkyyhky
French:
Tourtelette améthystine
Croatian:
plavopjegava grlica
Hungarian:
acélfoltos erdeigerle
Italian:
Tortora boschereccia macchieblu
Japanese (romaji):
aofubato
Japanese:
アオフバト
Lithuanian:
Melsvataškis miškinis purplelis
Dutch:
Staalvlekduif
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåflekkalvedue
Norwegian:
Blåflekkalvedue
Polish:
turkaweczka modroplamkowa
Portuguese:
Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Russian:
Синекрылая лесная горлица
Slovak:
bronzovka malá
Serbian:
Plavopegi šumski golubić
Swedish:
blåfläcksduva
Ukrainian:
Горлиця рожевочерева
Chinese:
蓝斑森鸠
Chinese (Traditional):
藍斑森鳩


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Tourtelette améthystine ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Tourtelette améthystine ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue-spotted Wood-dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Turtur afer [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Turtur afer [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Turtur afer [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Turtur afer [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Turtur afer [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Blouvlekduifie
Bulgarian: Синьопетниста горска гургулица
Catalan: Tortoreta alablava
Czech: Hrdlicka modroskvrnná, hrdlička modroskvrnná
Welsh: Turtur adeinlas
Danish: Stålpletdue
German: Stahlflecktaube
English: Abyssinian Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, Blue Spotted Wood Dove, Bluespotted Dove, Blue-spotted Dove, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, Metal-spotted Wood-Dove, Red-billed Wood Dove, Red-billed Wood-Dove, Sapphire-spotted Wood-Dove, Senegal Blue-spotted Wood-Dove
English, HBW: Blue-spotted Wood-dove
English (IOC): Blue-spotted Wood Dove
English (Kenya): Blue-spotted Wood Dove
English (United States): Blue-spotted Wood-Dove
English (South Africa): Blue-spotted Wood Dove
Esperanto: Blumakula arbarkolombo, Blupunkta arbarkolombo
Spanish: Paloma de Alas Azules, Palomita Aliazul
Spanish (Spain): Palomita Aliazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-spotted Wood-Dove
Estonian: sinitähn-halatuvi
Finnish: Sinitäpläkyyhky
French: Colombe africaine, Emeraudine à bec rouge, Émerauldine à bec rouge, Petite tourterelle africaine, Tourtelette améthystine, Tourterelle améthystine
Frisian: Stielplakdo
Irish: Colm coille gormbhallach
Galician: Rola de manchas azuis
Croatian: Plavopjega grlica, plavopjegava grlica
Hungarian: acélfoltos erdeigerle, Ércfoltos erdeigerle
Italian: Tortora boschereccia macchieblu, Tortora macchiata di blu, Tortora smeraldina macchieblù
Japanese (romaji): aofubato
Japanese: アオフバト
Scientific: Chalcopelia afra kilimensis, Columba afra, Turtur afer, Turtur afer afer, Turtur afer kilimensis, Turtur afer mearnsi, Turtur afra mearnsi
Lithuanian: Melsvataškis miškinis purplelis, Melsvatškis purplelis
Latvian: Zilpunktu dūja
Maltese: ħamiema tal-boskijiet bit-tbajja' koħol
Dutch: Staalvlekduif, Zwartsnavelduif
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåflekkalvedue
Norwegian: Blåflekkalvedue
Polish: turkaweczka modroplamkowa
Portuguese: Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Portuguese (Portugal): Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Rhaeto-Romance: Turturella dal tac blau
Romanian: Turturică cu cioc roşu
Russian: Синекрылая лесная горлица, Стальнопятнистая лесная горлица
Northern Sami: Alitdielkoduvvá
Slovak: bronzovka malá
Slovenian: Modropikasta grlica
Serbian: Plavopegama šumski golubić, Plavopegi šumski golubić, Šumski golubić sa plavim pegama
Swedish: Blåfläckduva, blåfläcksduva
Swahili: Pugi-wanda
Turkish: Cüce kumru, Mavi aynalı kumru
Ukrainian: Горлиця рожевочерева
Chinese: 蓝斑森鸠
Chinese (Traditional): 藍斑森鳩

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