Red Collared Dove

Scientific Name: Streptopelia tranquebarica
Common Name: Red Collared Dove
Other Name: Red turtle dove

Identifying Features: male has bluish head, light red-brown body, black ring around neck; female is similar but pinkish all over.

Fun Facts:

  • It is the most common dove throughout Punjab.
  • It is a summer migrant visitor to India. When they first arrive they are often in small flocks, but they soon split up and start pair formation and breeding.


This image was clicked by Lip Kee – via Flickr.

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