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spotted dove

Steptopelia chinensis


Blank nape with white spots. Light gray with dull brown plumage. Black bill, red legs. White edge on tip of outer tail feathers that is apparent during flight.


Spotted doves occur in forests, parks and cityscapes throughout Hong Kong and surrounding areas.


This dove was spotted on a rainy day at the edge of Zoological and Botanical Gardens on Hong Kong Island. I think many bird nerds turn their noses up at spotted doves which is unfortunate because they are quite beautiful.

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香港 Hong Kong, 澳門 Macau, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

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