The spotted dove is a common visitor to our swimming pool. Its loud burbling call is easy to recognize. The spotted doves that visit our pool seem to enjoy lying down, basking in the sun!
Description: The spotted dove (Streptopelia chinensis)is a common breeder found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The spotted dove we have here is of the subspecies tigrina. Spotted doves are small brown pigeons with long tails. They are easily identifiable by their spotted necks. Their call is a coo that sounds like a burble.
Status: Very common resident breeder
4 June 2014
21 June 2014