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.
- Bird List Revision for August 2020 (Revisions)
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 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.