Red Turtle Dove

Scientific Name: Streptopelia tranquebarica
Alternative Name: Red Collared Dove
Malay Name: Tekukur-Kalung Merah
Chinese Name: 火斑鸠

Range:
Found from the Indian subcontinent to China, Taiwan, Indochina and the Philippines with feral populations established in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

Taxonomy:
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.

Ecology/Behaviour:

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.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Reference:
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia