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spotted dove

Steptopelia chinensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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augustgray
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augustgray

香港 Hong Kong, 澳門 Macau, Paracel Islands

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

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