Scientific Name: Spilopelia chinensis
Malay Name: Tekukur Jerum Timur
Chinese Name: 珠颈斑鸠
Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: suratensis, ceylonensis, tigrina, chinensis, hainana.
Size: 30-31 cm
Adult has greyish-brown upperparts with blackish streaks on upperwings, prominent black collar with white spots at back of neck, greyish face and pale vinous-pink underparts. Juvenile looks darker and has less obvious collar at back of neck.
Habitat: Open habitats like grasslands, reclaimed lands and urban areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages mostly on the ground for grass seeds and grains.
Local Status: Common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Lorong Halus, Kranji Marsh, Tuas South, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bidadari and any suitable patch of habitat.
BirdLife International. (2016). Spilopelia chinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.