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Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis

Description:

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

Habitat:

Dry deciduous biotope.

Notes:

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


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6 Comments

ChimeTsetan
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
ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

thank you SatyenMehta.... :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely spotting Chimet.

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

Thank you Nopayahnah for the ID... :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Quite ornate.

ChimeTsetan
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ChimeTsetan

Gaya, Bihar, India

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

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