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Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 4:37
Viewed: 3414
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spotted Dove
Streptopelia chinensis

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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Hello Ang,
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.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-16 9:04]

Very nice shot!
Beautiful bird, nice colors and good composition and framing!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-17 0:24]

Hi Ang,
wonderful picture, fantastic details and beautiful colors captured
great work

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