What is this Bird?

#1 Nov 11th, 2008, 15:09
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Yesterday I spotted this Beautiful Bird in front
of my house in Kolkata, Can anyone identify this
Bird ? I tried but failed. (Click on the image
for larger view )

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this is a dove, most probably known as 'Oriental Turtle Dove'

u can spot a lot of them in and around Kolkata. in Bengali they are called 'Ghughu Paakhi'
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For me it looked cloe to sparrow a species slowly disappearing at least in cities.http://www.birding.in/birds/Passerif...se_sparrow.htm - 15k
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No, its not a sparrow.
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Definitely not a sparrow. Looks like a dove - and the Oriental Turtle Dove as stated above, looks likely:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_Turtle_Dove
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= crossposted with vireya-

I think it is an oriental turtle dove, too.

http://images.google.co.in/imgres?im...IN289%26sa%3DN
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Maybe the proportions and size had me fooled!
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looks like some Kabaootar to me.
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यह एक कबूतर, लेकिन कौन सा कबूतर है?

(It is a dove, but which dove)
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Pigeons, doves, "kabaootar" - same family, no? After googling it, I agree with moumita and the Cap'n and vireya. Looks like an Oriental Turtle Dove.
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I think OP would not have posted this question if it was pigeon/dove don't you think? These birds you see dime a dozen.
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Originally Posted by Gametotravel View Post I think OP would not have posted this question if it was pigeon/dove don't you think? These birds you see dime a dozen.
it definitely is a dove. i'v grownup watching these birds. there are many species of dove seen in India itself and its one of them.
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It is very similar to the Spotted Turtle Dove which is in Australia as an introduced species from east Asia:

http://www.birdphotos.com.au/Spotted...des/dove2.html
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Looking at the original bird again, it might even be the Spotted Turtle Dove; the Wikipedia page shows them in India including Kolkata:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Dove

These birds are a pest here! My dogs catch the regularly, but they can't keep the numbers down by themselves.
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Originally Posted by vireya View Post Looking at the original bird again, it might even be the Spotted Turtle Dove; the Wikipedia page shows them in India including Kolkata:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Dove

These birds are a pest here! My dogs catch the regularly, but they can't keep the numbers down by themselves.
Real pest! I think they are the reason sparrows are getting extinct in cities as they eat seeds too!( maybe conjecture)
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