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Main features: Medium (30cm), a black patch with white spots on the back of the neck; upper parts brown, broadly streaked with black; head and breast pinkish grey to white on belly; bill black; feet red.
Call: Described as a low coo-croo-coo; soft te-croo-croo; three note coo-coo-croo with emphasis on last note.
In flight: Pale brown wing coverts contrast with dark flight feathers and whitish bend of wing. As it flies, it spreads its long tail displaying the white tips.
Similar birds: Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata): The Zebra is smaller; lacks the neck patch with white spots; and is more "zebra-stripped".
Status in Singapore: Very common resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands.
World distribution: India through Southeast Asia. Introduced to the US, northern Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand.
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I like the curve of your songbird. Blended well on the perched branch and nice ray of light to help you with that brilliant details. I like it and very well done.
- [2008-01-16 9:04]
Very nice shot!
Beautiful bird, nice colors and good composition and framing!
- [2008-01-17 0:24]
wonderful picture, fantastic details and beautiful colors captured