Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Streptopelia orientalis (Oriental Turtle-Dove) - Sikkim Bird

Streptopelia orientalis (Oriental Turtle-Dove)

Venue: Chisopani, Singtam  East Sikkim

Date: February 16 2014

Pic: Shital Pradhan

Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:             Aves
Order:            Columbiformes
Family:           Columbidae
Genus:            Streptopelia
Species:           S. orientalis
Binomial name: Streptopelia orientalis (Latham, 1790)

Other Names:  Oriental turtle dove or rufous turtle dove

Special feature:  The oriental turtle-dove (Streptopelia orientalis), also known as the rufous turtle-dove, is most easily identified by the distinctive patch of black and whitish stripes on either side of its neck.

In Oxfordshire in February 2011 in a birdwatcher's garden, the house owner used the opportunity to charge a £5 fee to view the bird from his kitchen window and up to 500 people queued to see the bird. (Source: Wikipedia)

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