Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis


White spotted pinkish brown and grey above. Pinkish brown and white below. On either side of neck a miniature rufous and black 'chessboard'.


Dry deciduous biotope.


found it within buddhist temple premises of bodh gaya.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago
Spotted dove
Spilopelia chinensis Spotted Dove

Sign in to suggest organism ID


ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

Thanks Argybee.. doves are usually slow at take off or any movement for that matter.. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

These are introduced and naturalised here.
They are such a placid and gentle bird but maybe a little too slow because our introduced cats seem to catch them so easily.
Nice photo.

ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

thank you SatyenMehta.... :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely spotting Chimet.

ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

Thank you Nopayahnah for the ID... :)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Quite ornate.

Spotted by

Gaya, Bihar, India

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team