Spotted dove sitting on the stone…. Nature’s ♥ by Abhi

This is the Beautiful bird of our Area Nainital with great knowledge of beats inn known as Ghuguti or Spotted Dove.  I still remember, When I was 7 years old, The Hot summers,  when it used produce sound I really used to get bored and lazy n so I sleep!😂 Ah!!  MISS THOSE DAYS

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Spilopelia
Species: S. chinensis

The wing feathers are dark brown with grey edges. The centre of the abdomen and vent are white. The outer tail feathers are tipped in white and become visible when the bird takes off. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are duller than adults and do not acquire the neck spots until they are mature. The length ranges from 28 to 32 centimetres. It is sometimes also called the mountain dovepearl-necked dovelace-necked dove, or spotted turtle-dove.

By Abhijeet Singh Dewari from Lakes International School, Bhimtal, Nainital

 

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