Thursday, 28 July 2016

Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis)

OTHER NAMES: Eastern Spotted Dove
Latin Etymology: Spilopelia ("spot dove") chinensis ("of China")
Adult Spotted Dove (subspecies S. c. tigrina) in Kuala Lumpur - July 2016

Featured Subspecies: Spilopelia chinensis tigrina
Weight: 160g  /  Length: 30-33 cm  /  Wingspan: 43-48cm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

After feral pigeons, the Spotted Dove was the most common member of the pigeon family encountered in Malaysia, a common bird of parks, gardens and general rural spaces.  It has a very wide range, including places where it has been introduced, and can now be found over much of Southern Asia, Australia and a number of islands.  A fairly communal bird, they often travel around in pairs or small flocks.

Related Species:
ORDER: Columbiformes
FAMILY: Columbidae
GENUS: Spilopelia
SUBSPECIES: S. c. tigrina, S. c. chinensis, S. c. suratensis

 - Sighting Locations -
CAMBODIA - Khmer - លលកបាយ ("Dove")
A common resident
 - CAMBODIA/SINGAPORE 2019 TRIP: Seen in Siem Reap
MALAYSIA - Malay - Tekukur
An abundant resident.
 - MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE 2016 TRIP: Abundant throughout Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur and Malacca
SINGAPORE - A common resident.
 - MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE 2016 TRIP: Several seen near Lower Peirce Reservoir.
 - CAMBODIA/SINGAPORE 2019 TRIP: Seen in small numbers throughout.

Further Notes: BirdForum Opus, IUCN Red ListRSPB, Wikipedia, Xeno-canto

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