Spotted Dove

Spilopelia chinensis - Tourterelle tigrine

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Spilopelia

  • Species
    :

    chinensis

Descriptor

Scopoli, 1786

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 30 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 43 à 48 cm.
  • Weight
    :
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Tourterelle tigrine
adult

Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 5 subspecies

  • Spilopelia chinensis chinensis (ne Myanmar to c and e China, Taiwan)
  • Spilopelia chinensis suratensis (Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bhutan)
  • Spilopelia chinensis ceylonensis (Sri Lanka)
  • Spilopelia chinensis tigrina (Bangladesh and ne India through Indochina to Philippines and the Sundas)
  • Spilopelia chinensis hainana (Hainan. off se China.)

Foreign names

  • Tourterelle tigrine,
  • Tórtola Moteada,
  • Rola-da-china,
  • Perlhalstaube,
  • gyöngyösnyakú gerle,
  • Parelhalstortel,
  • Tortora macchiata,
  • Pärlhalsduva,
  • Perlekragedue,
  • hrdlička perlokrká,
  • hrdlička kropenatá,
  • Perlehalsdue,
  • aasianturturikyyhky,
  • tórtora colltacada oriental,
  • synogarlica perłoszyja,
  • Ķīnas ūbele,
  • Пятнистая горлица,
  • Tekukur biasa,
  • カノコバト,
  • 珠颈斑鸠,
  • นกเขาใหญ่, นกเขาหลวง,
  • 珠頸斑鳩,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Tourterelle tigrine
adult

Forest : ; Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Wetlands (inland) : ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Arable Land, Rural Gardens, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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