Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis

Spotted Dove Characteristics:
About 30 cm long. The most commonly seen dove in
Hong Kong. It looks like pigeon.
White-spotted black collar around the side of the neck and hindneck. White-tipped outer
tail feathers are noticeable in flight. The call is a melodious ter-ku-koor.

Resident. Often seen in the countryside,
urban parks and wooded areas.

Often feeds on the ground. Diet consists largely of seeds as well as an occasional insect.

Photo: Cheung Ho Fai