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Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis)

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Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Spilopelia
Species: chinensis

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Neutral Dinu On Jan 4, 2013, Dinu from Mysore
India
(Zone 10a) wrote:

They are usually seen in pairs. They love to search for food on the ground. As such, they are easy prey for cats that hide in the nearby bushes. I have see it happen in my yard and that way many doves have become cat's food. They are quick, but the cat is quicker.


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