Alternative name: Rufous Turtle Dove
- Streptopelia orientalis
- Scaley buff-brown on back and wings (the feathers are black fringed with buff, grey, or red
- Black and white neck patches
- Long, grey, white-tipped tail
- Red legs
Sexes are similar
Photo by Stoop
Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan
, July 2011
 Similar species
in the western part of the range of Oriental Turtle-Dove and when this one occurs as a vagrant to Europe, European Turtle-Dove is a relevant bird to look at.
Siberia, Iran, India, China, Korea, southeast Asia, and southern Japan.
There are six subspecies generally recognised:
- North-eastern India to Myanmar and south-central China (western Yunnan and Hainan Island)
Forests and light woodland, city parks and gardens
Two white eggs are laid in a twig nest in a tree.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Birdforum thread discussing identification of European Turtle-Dove vs meena Oriental Turtle-Dove
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