Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

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.
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.