Oriental Turtle-Dove

Other Names: Rufous Turtle Dove

Distribution: throughout central and east Asia, from Siberia south to India.

Oriental Turtle Dove distribution range map


Size: 33-35 cm in length.

Plumage: Both sexes have buff-brown overall with a scaled pattern on back and wings produced by black feathers with buff, gray, or red fringes. There is a distinctive black-and-white patch on the neck. The tail is long, gray, and white-tipped. The legs are red and the eyes and beak are black.

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Oriental Turtle-Dove