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A photo of a Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica)
Luzon Bleeding-heart

Luzon Bleeding-heart

Gallicolumba luzonica

The Luzon bleeding-heart, bleeding-heart dove, bleeding-heart pigeon or punay (Gallicolumba luzonica) is one of a number of species of ground dove in the genus Gallicolumba that are called "bleeding-hearts". The native name in Tagalog is punay. It is also known as paloma de punalada 'stabbed pigeon'. The Luzon Bleeding-heart is the species in which the "blood" feature is most pronounced, with the reddish hue extending down the belly, furthering the illusion of blood having run down the bird's breast.

On its upper surfaces, the Luzon bleeding-heart is slate grey in color, but because it is iridescent, it can appear to be purple, royal blue, or bottle-green, and the apparent color varies with lighting conditions. On their wings are black bands, while their belly and under wing areas are buff or chestnut.

The Luzon bleeding-heart is endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It lives in primary or secondary forests, and can be found at altitudes varying from up to 1400 meters above sea level.

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The Bleeding-heart Dove earns its name from the dark splash of red on its chest.

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