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Zebra Dove
(Geopelia striata)

This bird is native to Asia and introduced in 1922. It quickly becomes accustomed to humans and will take food from your hand if you offer.

An interesting aspect of this bird is the courtship behavior which is a "coo" followed by a bowing of the head and a tail flair.

Interesting Facts: The mangled feet often seen on these birds in the city is a result of avian pox or “bumble foot” which was introduced when mosquitoes were brought to the islands in the 1800’s. Avian pox and avian malaria (both introduced via mosquito vectors) is a serious threat to Hawaii’s native forest birds who have no natural immunity to it.
Where to find on campus: Everywhere. Particularly in outdoor food courts.

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