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Blue-spotted Wood-Dove

Turtur afer (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
  Turtur

Scientific:
  Turtur afer

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.284

Protonym:
  Columba afra

Avibase ID:
  23D5FC36BA0C0636

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
Czech:
hrdlička modroskvrnná
German:
Stahlflecktaube
Danish:
Stålpletdue
Spanish:
Palomita Aliazul
Finnish:
sinitäpläkyyhky
French:
Tourtelette améthystine
Italian:
Tortora boschereccia macchieblu
Japanese:
aofubato
Japanese:
アオフバト
Dutch:
Staalvlekduif
Norwegian:
Blåflekkalvedue
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåflekkalvedue
Polish:
turkaweczka modroplamkowa
Portuguese:
Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Russian:
Стальнопятнистая лесная горлица
Slovak:
bronzovka malá
Swedish:
blåfläcksduva
Ukrainian:
Горлиця рожевочерева
Chinese:
蓝斑森鸠


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) [version 1]
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]
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]
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 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):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
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:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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 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:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue-spotted Wood Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
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]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove ( Turtur afer) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Turtur afer [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Turtur afer [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
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
Catalan: Tortoreta alablava
Czech: Hrdlicka modroskvrnná, hrdlička modroskvrnná
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 (IOC): Blue-spotted Wood Dove
English (Kenya): Blue-spotted Wood Dove
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
Hungarian: acélfoltos erdeigerle
Italian: Tortora boschereccia macchieblu, Tortora macchiata di blu
Japanese: aofubato
Japanese: アオフバト
Scientific: Columba afra, Turtur afer, Turtur afer afer, Turtur afer kilimensis, Turtur afer mearnsi
Lithuanian: Melsvataškis miškinis purplelis, Melsvatškis purplelis
Dutch: Staalvlekduif, Zwartsnavelduif
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåflekkalvedue
Norwegian: Blåflekkalvedue
Polish: turkaweczka modroplamkowa
Portuguese: Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Portuguese (Portugal): Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Russian: Стальнопятнистая лесная горлица
Slovak: bronzovka malá
Serbian: Šumski golubić sa plavim pegama
Swedish: Blåfläckduva, blåfläcksduva
Swahili: Pugi-wanda
Ukrainian: Горлиця рожевочерева
Chinese: 蓝斑森鸠
Chinese (Traditional): 藍斑森鳩

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