Scientific Name: Streptopelia tranquebarica
Alternative Name: Red Collared Dove
Malay Name: Tekukur-Kalung 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
Identification: 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 (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Tanah Merah Grassland, Lorong Halus, Punggol Barat, Kranji Marsh, Pasir Ris Park and Pulau Ubin, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Lim Chu Kang.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia