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Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-09 2:39
Viewed: 1267
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I shot another species of Dove at the feeder we have on our house terrace. This one is called Spotted Dove. The other two species I captured at the same spot are Collared Dove and Laughing Dove.

The spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis) is a small and somewhat long-tailed pigeon which is a common resident breeding bird across its native range on the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The species has been introduced into many parts of the world and feral populations have become established. This species was formerly included in the genus Streptopelia with other turtle-doves, but studies suggest that they differ from typical members of that genus. This dove is long tailed buff brown with a white-spotted black collar patch on the back and sides of the neck. The tail tips are white and the wing coverts have light buff spots. There are considerable plumage variations across populations within its wide range. The species is found in light forests and gardens as well as in urban areas. They fly from the ground with an explosive flutter and will sometimes glide down to a perch. It is sometimes also called the mountain dove, pearl-necked dove or lace-necked dove.


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真得很特別 是它的翅膀也有班點
照的清晰 神情可愛

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-09 9:31]

Hello Ram,
Your Spotted Dove is so much more intricately marked then our Mourning Doves here in Ohio. They are also quite loud and vocal. Nicely displayed showing excellent detail and beautiful colors. Good eye contact!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-09 14:39]

Hi Ram,another dove of a different specie caught in the same scenery,not so natural but still good,like the quality of your pic,well done. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram

Beautiful photo of the peaceful bird, fine POV obtaining
the eye-contact, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely dove in nice pose,splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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