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Bird Spotted Dove(Streptopelia chinensis)

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Common Name: Spotted Dove

Scientific Name: Streptopelia chinensis

Family: Columbidae

Order: Columbiformes

Other Names: NA

Distribution: It was introduced into Australia in the mid-1800s and early 1900s and quickly became established. It is now a common sight throughout eastern Australia,

Habitat: common around human habitation and can easily be seen in parks, gardens and agricultural areas.

Field Notes: mostly light brown above, with darker centres to the feathers of the back and wings. The head is grey, and the neck and underparts are grey-brown, tinged with pink. In flight the white-tipped tail is clearly seen. The distinguishing feature is the large black collar on the base of the hind-neck, which has many white spots. Size: 29- 32 cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Brisbane, QLD

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