Scientific Name: Streptopelia decaocto Common Name: Eurasian Collared Dove Other Name: Fakhta
Identifying Features: black half-collar, pinkish grey body, red legs, black beak, blue-grey wing patch
- In Greek mythology, Decaocto was a servant girl who was tranformed into a dove by Gods to escape her unhappy treatment. Hence the species got its name.
- They are one of the few species that can drink water with their head down. Most of the other birds use to scoop water and tip their heads back to let the water run down.
This image was clicked by Sudeshna Dey.
Where have you seen this bird? Let us know in the comments below. You can also share a photo of this bird clicked by you by sending it to email@example.com