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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org