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Pigeons & Doves
   
   

Fig 1 : Pink-necked Green Pigeon - male
 

Fig 2 : Pink-necked Green Pigeon - female
 

Fig 3 : Thick-billed Pigeon - male
 

Fig 4 : Thick-billed Pigeon - female
 

Fig 5 : Emerald Dove
 

Fig 6 : Feral Pigeon
 

Fig 7 : Zebra Dove

Familiar, stout-bodied birds in the Columbidae family with a worldwide distribution. Primarily feed on fruits, seeds and figs which gives them an important ecological role as seed dispersers. Includes the imperial pigeons.

Link: Wikipedia

Examples from Southeast Asia:

Fig 1 :
Pink-necked Green Pigeon - male
Treron vernans
Location : Portsdown, Singapore
Habitat : Wooded, residential area.

Fig 2 :
Pink-necked Green Pigeon - female
Treron vernans
Location : Portsdown, Singapore
Habitat : Wooded, residential area.

Fig 3 :
Thick-billed Pigeon - male
Treron curvirostra
Location : Bukit Brown, Singapore
Habitat : Secondary forest in old cemetery.
Notes : Feeding on figs of Ficus microcarpa.

Fig 4 :
Thick-billed Pigeon - female
Treron curvirostra
Location : Pulau Pinang, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Secondary hill forest.
Notes : Observed feeding on white figs.

Fig 5 :
Emerald Dove
Chalcophaps indica
Location : Lower Peirce, Singapore
Habitat : Lowland secondary forest
Notes : This is a shy, forest floor species which, when disturbed on trails or near streams, quietly retreats into the forest without taking flight.

Fig 6 :
Feral Pigeon
Columba livia domestica
Location : Ipoh, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Urban
Notes : Feral pigeons are descended from the Rock Dove Columba livia; they have successfully adapted to the concrete, high-rise, urban environment because the natural habitat of its ancestor is one of rock ledges and sea cliffs.

Fig 7 :
Zebra Dove
Geopelia striata
Location : Lim Chu Kang, Singapore
Habitat : Grassland

Fig 8 :
Barred Dove
Geopelia maugeus
Location : Flores, Indonesia
Habitat :
Agricultural

Fig 9 :
Spotted Dove
Streptopelia chinenesis
Location : Yio Chu Kang, Singapore
Habitat : Wooded, residential area

Fig 10 :
Red Collared Dove - male
Streptopelia tranquebarica
Location : Kaeng Krachan district, Phetchaburi, Thailand
Habitat : Degraded forest edge
Note : Photo by
Charles Currin

 

 

Fig 8 : Barred Dove
  

ゥ  Horst Flotow
 


Fig 9 : Spotted Dove
  
Fig 10 : Red Collared Dove - male
 

ゥ  Charles Currin