Species Details

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Red Turtle-Dove Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Streptopelia tranquebarica
Family : Columbidae
Order : Columbiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Red Turtle Dove is a small dove, whose brightly coloured male is visibly different from the female (adult bird length approximately 23 cm, wing 14 cm, bill 1.7 cm, tarsus 1.9 cm, tail 9 cm). The male has a bluish-grey head. Its underparts are pale pink. The female is a darker fawn-brown above and darker buffish-grey below. They have a preference for areas with ample trees, such as canal or roadside tree plantations, and tend to avoid vast desert regions. Initially, upon arrival, they are commonly found in small flocks, but they quickly disperse and begin the process of pair formation and breeding.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Bernard BOUSQUET(www.xeno-canto.org/Bernard BOUSQUET), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.