|Eastern Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
(aka Spotted Turtle-dove, Spotted-necked Dove, Chinese Turtle-dove)
January / March 2006
The Eastern Spotted Dove is distributed in south-east Asia from Pakistan to China and into Indonesia and the Philippines. It was introduced to Australia in the 1860s and is common near settled areas.
|It has a black patch with white spots round the back of the neck, a pale eye and a pale grey head.|