• Merlin Selvan
  • Category Birds, Wild Tamil Nadu

A very common bird, resident breeding across its native range on the Indian subcontinent and in Southeast Asia. This is Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis). Photographed him at Kothagiri, last year. In India it tends to be found in the moister regions, with the laughing dove (S. senegalensis) being commoner in the drier areas. These doves are mostly found on the ground where they forage for seeds and grain or on low vegetation.
Nikon D750
Tamron 150-600mm

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