As its name implies, the Galapagos dove is endemic to the islands. Unlike most other species in the Galapagos, the Galapagos dove populations found on different islands look very similar and have low genetic diversity, which suggests that their is quite a bit of inter-island hanky-panky going on. They are most commonly seen on the ground foraging for seeds and fruits. Cactus pulp is also on their diet and may be their main source of water. When their nests are threatened they will feign injury to lure predators away. They are also notable for their friendliness. Early sailors reported that these curious little birds would often land on their hats when they came ashore. It’s not surprising then that early sailors also reported eating quite a few Galapagos doves as well.