Scientific Name: Streptopelia tranquebarica
Malay Name: Tekukur Merah
Chinese Name: 火斑鸠
Found from the Indian subcontinent to China, Taiwan, Indochina and the Philippines with feral populations established in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
Polytypic. Subspecies are: humilis, tranquebarica.
Size: 23-24.5 cm
Male has distinctive vinous-red plumage, greyish head and black hindneck-bar. Body and wing-coverts of female mostly brownish and has less grey on head. Juvenile resembles female but lacks the hindneck-bar.
Habitat: Open habitats like grasslands and reclaimed lands.
Local Status: Uncommon introduced resident.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)
Location: Tanah Merah Grassland, Lorong Halus, Punggol Barat, Kranji Marsh, Pasir Ris Park and Pulau Ubin, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Lim Chu Kang.
BirdLife International. (2018). Streptopelia tranquebarica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22690493A130171997.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.