The emerald-spotted wood dove (Turtur chalcospilos) is a pigeon which is a widespread and often abundant resident breeding bird in eastern Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. It also occurs in a belt from northern Botswana west to northern Namibia, and in a narrow coastal strip through Angola to Gabon.

This is a species of open drier deciduous woodland and second growth. It is absent from evergreen rainforests and semidesert areas.



Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove
Date Location Count
2021-02-04 10:00Okonjima Nature Reserve1
2021-01-26 08:41Gashora Swamp4
2021-02-09 16:00Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road5
2021-02-10 07:43Rwakobo Rock Lodge3
2021-02-09 06:41Akagera Np -- Mohana Plain and Lake Rwanyakazinga Picnic Site1
2021-02-10 07:00Lake Mburo NP5
2021-02-07 06:20Magashi Peninsula1
2021-02-22 16:37Okavango Delta--Mombo/Little Mombo Camp2
2021-02-13 12:30Maun--Thamalakane River2
2021-02-17 06:29Lake Victoria--Mfangano Island1
2021-02-24 17:28Gembe Hills (west)1
2021-01-30 07:56Hwange National Park--Hwange Main Camp3
2021-02-09 07:40Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle1
2021-01-30 07:20Lake Baringo--Inshore Cliffs and surrounds
2021-02-12 05:53Lake Kariba--Spurwing Island1
2021-02-20 08:56Lower Zambezi NP6
2021-02-18 10:38Lake Elementaita--Serena Camp (formerly Delamere Camp)2
2021-02-07 15:00Lentorre Lodge1
2021-02-14 15:26Woodlands Stop-Over
2021-01-27 06:43Flatdogs Camp2
2021-02-20 06:41South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge1
2021-02-20 06:19Il Ngwesi Group Ranch2
2021-02-03 08:15Nairobi River @ National Museums of Kenya (incl. Boulevard Hotel)1
2021-02-21 07:06Nairobi NP
2021-01-30 06:04Kisolanza The Old Farm House2
2021-02-14 09:07Mandegee farm1
2021-02-13 15:20Marakele NP
2021-01-26 07:00Tsavo East NP (general)3
2021-02-20 06:33Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve1
2021-02-07 08:40Leeuwkloof Valley Conservancy1
2021-01-25 20:02Hillside Golf Course1
2021-01-27 06:40Arabuko-Sokoke Forest6
2021-02-13 13:54Hwy B8 (btwn Malindi and Garsen)
2021-02-19 09:20Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S991
2021-02-11 07:15Tiwi Swamp
2021-01-26 08:18Tzaneen Airfield and Surrounds1
2021-02-09 12:44Kruger NP--Nyalaland Trail Camp2
2021-02-08 08:16Kruger NP--Pafuri Gate to Luvuvhu River/H1-93
2021-02-07 08:40Nguuni Nature Sanctuary4
2021-02-19 14:46Kruger NP--Punda Maria Camp1
2021-02-06 10:34Mida Creek1
2021-02-23 06:48Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service2
2021-02-10 09:07Kruger NP--Bridge over Luvuvhu River2
2021-02-21 06:11Kruger NP--S601
2021-02-09 16:26Kruger NP--Pafuri Picnic Site2
2021-01-28 13:20Krystalline Salt Ltd (restricted access)1
2021-01-28 14:12Kruger NP--Pafuri/S63 area
2021-02-13 06:37Sabaki River Estuary
2021-02-20 10:35Kruger NP--Crooks Corner1
2021-02-10 13:42Kruger NP--Babalala Picnic Spot1
2021-02-20 10:37Mountain Zebra NP1
2021-02-19 18:31Mountain Zebra NP--Restcamp1
2021-02-21 05:11Kruger NP--Bateleur Bushveld Camp2
2021-02-11 05:15Kruger NP--Shingwedzi Camp1
2021-02-21 15:37Kruger NP--Kanniedood Dam1
2021-02-17 18:17Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate1
2021-02-11 05:13Singita Ebony Lodge8
2021-02-10 05:15Mala-Mala Game Reserve2
2021-02-08 09:14Kruger NP--Skukuza Golf Club1
2021-02-06 21:06Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp1
2021-02-07 10:22Kruger NP--Trichardt Rd1
2021-02-06 05:16Kruger NP--Old Tshokwane Rd/S1281
2021-02-11 13:46Hlane Royal NP--Ndlovu Camp1
2021-02-10 07:55KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris (formerly Nisela Safaris)1
2021-02-13 07:08Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR4
2021-02-07 05:34Manyoni GR (please be more specific)14
2021-02-05 09:10Maputo Elephant Game Reserve
2021-02-06 13:01Mkhuze GR (please be more specific)
2021-02-09 13:10Kosi Forest Lodge
2021-02-23 05:00Phinda GR
2021-02-16 10:30Dunes de Dovela2