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Spotted Dove

Posted by sylvester alphonso on July 16, 2022 at 8:34 pm
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This bird is similar to the oriental turtle dove. But one thing I noticed is that it has its vocal at the side when it gives the sound, you can see the side bloating in and out. It has a spotted black and white patch at the nape and the side of the neck are spotted white. The brownish feathers have buff tips, which gives it a spotted appearance. The juvenile is paler, browner and lacks the patch, unlike other doves, it prefers moist areas. It can be found in gardens and cultivated areas and in Himalayas. The food is mainly grain and seeds.
Voice is somewhat like a doleful crook cru croo, croo, croo.