OTHER NAMES: Eastern Spotted Dove
Local Name (Malay): Tekukur
Featured Subspecies: Spilopelia chinensis tigrina
Length: 30-33 cm
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.
SUBSPECIES: S. c. tigrina, S. c. chinensis, S. c. suratensis
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - An abundant resident.
SINGAPORE - A common resident.