Spotted Dove
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Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove - photograph by Ron Saldino

Scientific name is Streptopelia cheninsis.This bird is a scarce breeding resident. Found in wooded and cultivated areas of Haryana. Locally called Chitta, it is a gray and pinkish brown bird with black and white spots on its hind neck.

Order: COLUMBIFORMES    Family: Columbidae    Size: 30 cm    Food: grass seeds, grains, vegetation

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