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Spotted Dove Photo Guide

I invite you to take a brief tour through images of this dainty dove.The spotted dove has a black patch with white spots on its neck.This dove is a native of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has been introduced to many other parts of the world.Spotted Dove

Photo Courtesy of Vishal Prabhu @ Bangalore, Oct 2014

All spotted doves sport the black and white pattern on their necks and the overall rosy brown color. But the doves found in India has a distinct rosy mottling (spotted pattern) on its back and wings. Other races do not have such a distinctly patterned back and wings. Females look similar but a tiny bit smaller in size. Continue reading

Spotted dove Spilopelia chinensis

Key Features It is a small bird, with rosy brown color. The most striking feature is the black and white “chess board” collar on its neck.They visit gardens and are found in urban areas. Range They are found throughout India except in the desert regions.
Spotted Dove - Spilopelia chinensis in India

Photo Courtesy of Vishal Prabhu
Sound Courtesy of Shiladitya Mukherjee,XC134201. Accessible at