Scientific Name: Spilopelia chinensis
Malay Name: Tekukur Jerum
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
Identification: 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.
Ecology/Behaviour: Forages mostly on the ground for grass seeds and grains.
Local Status: Common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Lorong Halus, Kranji Marsh, Tuas South, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bidadari and any suitable patch of habitat.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia