Birds of Morni: Spotted Dove

November 21, 2011

Spotted or Mottled Dove/ Mountain Dove/ Pearl-necked or Lace-necked Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) a common, buff brownlong-tailed pigeon of Indian subcontinent with a prominent white-spotted black collar on the back and both sides of the neck.The body is a rosy-buff and the wings are mottled with white/ rufous. A long and slim dove that moves around in pairs as it forages the ground for seeds, fallen-fruits and sometimes for insects. When disturbed they take-off with a noisy flutter.

Spotted/ Mottled doves, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag

Spotted dove- black and white spotted collar

Spotted/ Mottled Dove


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