Oriental Turtle Dove

Streptopelia orientalis - Tourterelle orientale

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Streptopelia

  • Species
    :

    orientalis

Descriptor

Latham, 1790

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 35 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 55 à 56 cm.
  • Weight
    : 165 à 274 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Streptopelia orientalis meena (sw Siberia to Iran and the c Himalayas)
  • Streptopelia orientalis orientalis (c Siberia to Japan, China, the e Himalayas and Taiwan)
  • Streptopelia orientalis stimpsoni (Ryukyu Is.. Japan.)
  • Streptopelia orientalis erythrocephala (c, s India)
  • Streptopelia orientalis agricola (ne India, Myanmar and n Thailand to sc China)

Foreign names

  • Tourterelle orientale,
  • Tórtola Oriental,
  • Rola-oriental,
  • Orientturteltaube,
  • Keleti gerle,
  • Oosterse Tortel,
  • Tortora orientale,
  • Större turturduva,
  • Mongolturteldue,
  • hrdlička stepná,
  • hrdlička východní,
  • Østlig Turteldue,
  • idänturturikyyhky,
  • tórtora rogenca,
  • Branddúfa,
  • turkawka wschodnia,
  • austrumu ūbele,
  • orientalska grlica,
  • Большая горлица,
  • キジバト,
  • 山斑鸠,
  • นกเขาพม่า,
  • 金背鳩〔山斑鳩〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Shrubland : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Aquaculture Ponds, Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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