Oriental Turtle Dove

Scientific Name: Streptopelia orientalis
Common Name: Oriental Turtle Dove
Other Name: Rufous turtle dove

Identifying Features: black and white striped patch on the side neck, pinkish breast, orange-brown wing feathers giving scaly appearance, wedge shaped tail.

Fun Facts:

  • Predominantly granivorous and forages on the ground.
  • Nests take about two days to build with the male gathering material and the female placing it. Males were found to incubate in the day and the female by night.


This image was clicked by Ashu Tomar – via Hive

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