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Miami MetroZoo (June 1, 2008) Wings of Asia Aviary Mindanao Bleeding-heart Dove (Gallicolumba criniger) The name 'bleeding-heart' comes from the patch of red on the breast of these birds, otherwise, they are grey above and paler buff below. Bleeding-heart doves live only in the Philippines. The scientific name gives us a good idea: Galli means chicken and columba means dove. This is a dove that spends much of its time as a chicken does, on the ground among the dead leaves, looking for food. Generally they live in dense forest. Like other doves and pigeons, these birds stay in touch with other flock members by a series of coos. Males also woo females using a series of coos. The Mindanao Bleeding-heart Dove is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List 2007.

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