Zebra Dove

Scientific Name: Geopelia striata
Malay Name: Merbuk Aman
Chinese Name: 斑姬地鸠

Range:
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Java

Taxonomy:
Monotypic

Size: 21-21.5 cm

Identification: Adult has pale bluish-grey forehead and face with light blue orbital skin, brownish-grey upperparts with dark bars and pinkish underparts with black and white barrings at hindneck, sides of neck and flanks. Juvenile looks duller and has less contrasting bars on hindneck.

Habitat: Open habitats like grasslands, reclaimed lands and urban areas.

Ecology/Behaviour: Feeds mostly on bare ground and short grass.

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.

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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