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Alternative name: Red Turtle Dove

Nominate subspecies, pair in breeding plumage, female in front
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Sultanpur National Park, Haryana, India, May-2018
Streptopelia tranquebarica

Identification

Nominate subspecies, male
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, June-2017

20·5–23 cm (8-9 in)
Male

  • Bluish-grey head
  • Black collar
  • Red mantle, back and wing coverts
  • Black primaries
  • Tail
Grey
Black sides
  • Black bill
  • Purplish-black feet and legs

Female is brown

Distribution

Asia: found in Russia, China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: Pakistan, India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Eastern Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Java, Bali, Sulawesi

Taxonomy

Subspecies S. t. humilis male
Photo © by Peter Ericsson
Bangkok, Thailand, April 2003

Subspecies

This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of two subspecies:

  • S. t. tranquebarica:
  • Sind, Punjab and western Nepal south through peninsula India
  • S. t. humilis:

Habitat

Open country with trees, scrub and dry woodland and jungles.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of rice, maize, seeds of grasses and herbs as well as buds and young leaves. They are ground feeders.

Breeding

Its nest is a flimsy platform, placed high in a tree. The clutch usually consists of 2 eggs.

Vocalisation

Call: cru-u-u-u-u or goo-goo-goo

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Recording by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, India, June-2017
Call given by a male, late afternoon, sitting in the canopy, that had 3-4 females as well.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
  4. Birding in Taiwan

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