Saturday, July 13, 2013

Birds in Neighbourhood - 7

I am the few of the fortunate who occasionally get to see few birds of different variety around my house in Bangalore. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. One such beautiful bird is Spotted Dove


This bird is a small and somewhat long-tailed pigeon.It is buff brown in color with a white-spotted black collar patch on the back and sides of the neck. The tail tips are white and the wings have light buff spots. 



They are found in light forests and gardens as well as in urban areas. They move around in pairs and they feed on seeds, grains, fallen fruits and seeds of other plants.





34 comments:

P.N. Subramanian said...

This Dove looks beautiful because of the spots. They are not much scared of humans. Good capture.

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, your spotted dove is pretty! Great shots!

Indrani said...

Lucky indeed. Great captures.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very beautiful pigeon.

Snap said...

I like doves and this is the first time I've seen a spotted dove. Thanks and happy critter day!

krishna said...

beautiful captures.. sweet little birds..

George said...

I haven't seen a spotted dove before. Very interesting.

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous feathering!

Panchali said...

Elegant pigeon...Great shot, Rajesh.

rupam sarma said...

Lovely Capture :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lovely dove -- I always enjoy them and yours is so beautifully colored.

DeniseinVA said...

Very pretty and great shots!

Stewart M said...

Thats a splendid looking bird - we have a very similar bird here, but it does not have the spots on the body.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: I have been in Central Australia for a week, hence slow reply.

Bhushavali N said...

Spotted dove used to come here to my house. Nowadays I'm not able to see one! :(
Bhusha's INDIA TRAVELOGUE

Jeevan said...

Absolutely beautiful captures Rajesh! Glad you are spotted with such sights around your home.

Anni said...

that is definitely one BEAUTIFUL dove!!

Ken Schneider said...

Very pretty little bird.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful pigeon!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Beautiful pictures.

rahul jain said...

wow awesome photography it encourages me to do birds photography

Prasad Np said...

These doves are beautiful and they are used to humans

Dave said...

Indeed a lovely bird

Carole M. said...

I think of the doves as a very nice omen to have nearby in the garden; they seem so inoffensive and complacent and not out to harm anything, and peaceful for all that

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.

Findlay Wilde said...

That is such a nice dove to get in your garden. From Findlay

Gary said...

He is a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How pretty!!!

Andrew Fulton said...

A beautiful bird to see... lovely images.

Karen said...

LOvely plumage!

Carole M. said...

nice photos of the dove; I love this humble, placid bird

bailey-road.com said...

What a pretty bird!

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

Seeta said...

These are beautiful... which part of Bangalore do you live in? I have never come across them at such close distance before...

Vinay Nagaraju said...

Thats lovely :). It is quite rare to spot a spotted dove. And that too finding them in Bangalore is quite a blessing indeed. Nice captures :)