(Streptopelia chinensis)

Length:  30-32 cm Common

The Spotted Dove is a native of southern Asia. It was first released in Melbourne in 1870 and in Perth in 1898. The voice is a high triple noted musical cooing like “coo coo crooo”. As well as the voice, it is also distinguished from the Laughing Dove by a black next patch with white spots.

It consumes domestic feed fed to poultry, and the seeds of garden plants. The Spotted Dove breeds throughout the year but mainly in spring and summer. The nest is a frail platform of sticks, twigs and rootlets. Eggs: 2; glossy white.

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