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Blue-spotted Wood-Dove
Turtur afer (Linnaeus, 1766)
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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.
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  turkaweczka modroplamkowa
Portuguese:
  Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Russian:
  Стальнопятнистая лесная горлица
Slovak:
  bronzovka malá
Swedish:
  blåfläcksduva
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]
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]
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)
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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Other synonyms

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
Latin: 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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