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I didn’t hurt it, I swear! No, I seriously didn’t; The Luzon Bleeding-Heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) is a type of ground dove that appears wounded. In reality, it’s just the plumage having red coloration at the center of their white breasts. They have beautiful top feathers, which appear to be iridescent, so they can be anything from royal blue all the way to the purple and green you see above. There’s is a very small amount of sexual dimorphism, since males have a larger red patch. Some claims have been made that females have purple irises (which shows a little in the picture above) but this has yet to be proven. They’re endemic to the Luzon islands and neighboring islands in the Philippines, and feast on berries, grubs, and seeds. Since they’re quiet, timid birds, they rarely leave the ground unless nesting with the two eggs in their clutch. 
Photo credit: nrg800

I didn’t hurt it, I swear! No, I seriously didn’t; The Luzon Bleeding-Heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) is a type of ground dove that appears wounded. In reality, it’s just the plumage having red coloration at the center of their white breasts. They have beautiful top feathers, which appear to be iridescent, so they can be anything from royal blue all the way to the purple and green you see above. There’s is a very small amount of sexual dimorphism, since males have a larger red patch. Some claims have been made that females have purple irises (which shows a little in the picture above) but this has yet to be proven. They’re endemic to the Luzon islands and neighboring islands in the Philippines, and feast on berries, grubs, and seeds. Since they’re quiet, timid birds, they rarely leave the ground unless nesting with the two eggs in their clutch. 

Photo credit: nrg800

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