There are five species of Bleeding Heart Dove, named after the dark red patch on the chest, all from the Philippines.
The Mindanao Bleeding Heart Dove comes from the Philippine islands of Mindanao, Bohol, Samar, and possibly (if not now extinct there) Leyte, Basilan and Dinagat.
In courtship, the males show off their "bleeding hearts" to the females in a display with raised wings.
They forage on the forest floor eating mainly seeds and berries and prefer to run than to fly. Logging and mining is shrinking their habitat and they are also hunted for the bird trade and for food.
Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove
The Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove comes from the Philippine island of Luzon and the small Polillo islands.
Its plumage is much greyer than its Mindanao relative and the red "wound" runs a little onto the white front
looking more like a bleeding heart. The male (above left) has stronger colouring than the female (above centre/right).
This particular hen-pecked bird looks even more wounded.
The three other species of Bleeding Heart Dove, the Negros, Mindoro and the possibly extinct Sulu, are not held in captivity outside their native islands but a captive breeding programme is to be established for them as it has been for the Mindanao and Luzon to conserve the threatened and vulnerable species.