Eastern Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
(aka Spotted Turtle-dove, Spotted-necked Dove, Chinese Turtle-dove)
Spotted Turtle-dove, Port Elliot, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Australia
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.

Spotted Turtle-dove, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 2006 - click for larger image It has a black patch with white spots round the back of the neck, a pale eye and a pale grey head.
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