Oriental turtle dove

Oriental turtle dove

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SPECIES
Streptopelia orientalis

The Oriental turtle dove or rufous turtle dove is a member of the bird family Columbidae. The species has a wide native distribution range from Europe, east across Asia to Japan. The populations show variations in the patterning of plumage and have been designated into at least six named subspecies. Populations in the higher latitudes tend to migrate south in winter, while those closer to the tropics are sedentary. Vagrants have been recorded in North America. The species is predominantly granivorous and forages on the ground.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Diet

References

1. Oriental turtle dove Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_turtle_dove
2. Oriental turtle dove on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22690439/93273750
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/652718

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