Eurasian Collard Dove

Eurasian-collard-Dove

Hindi name: Dhor Fakhta

Eurasian collared Dove is native to warm temperate and subtropical Asia.

 How does the bird appear…

It has grey-buff to pinkish-buff plumage overall. The tail feathers are grey-buff above, and dark grey tipped white below. The outer tail feathers also tipped whitish above. It has black collar with white edge on nape. Iris is red, eye shows whitish ring of bare skin around it. Bill is black. Legs are red.

Juveniles exhibit poorly developed collar with brown iris.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It inhabits suburban areas, farmlands, forest edges, open country, groves etc

Food

It usually forages on ground. It feeds on grain, seeds, berries and small insects.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds almost around the year and breeds usually near human habitation. Nest is filmsy platform like structure. Incubation is done by both parents in turns. Young ones leave the nest in 15-20 days.

 

 

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