Scientific Name: Streptopelia chinensis Common Name: Spotted Dove Other Name: Mountain dove, Pearl-necked dove, Lace-necked dove, Spotted turtle-dove
Identifying Features: rosy buff coloured body, patch of white spots on black base seen on neck region, reddish pink legs, brown and grey feathers, white vent.
- Spotted doves move around in pairs or small groups as they forage on the ground for grass seeds, grains, fallen fruits and seeds of other plants.
- Both parents take part in building the nest, incubating and feeding the young.
- Abnormal plumages such as leucism can sometimes occur in the wild.
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