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Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ

The Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica), also known as the Red Collared Dove, is a small pigeon which is a resident breeding bird in the tropics of Asia. The male has a blue-grey head and a red-brown body. The female is much plainer with pale brown plumage similar to that of the larger Eurasian Collared Dove.

Distribution and habitat
This dove is essentially a plains species, extending to Taiwan and the Philippines but uncommon on the Malaysian archipelago, avoiding rocky foothill and an oriental species. There is however a summer migration into the broader cultivated valleys of Afghania where it breeds. It is the most common dove throughout Punjab.

It is a summer migrant visitor to India, where it is more or less resident. It prefers better-wooded tracts such as canal or roadside tree plantations and avoids extensive desert regions. When they first arrive they are often in small flocks, but they soon split up and start pair formation and breeding.

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ

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Taxonomy
The red turtle dove was formally described by the French naturalist Johann Hermann in 1804 and given the binomial name Columba tranquebarica. The specific epithet is from the town Tranquebar now Tharangambadi, on the Coromandel Coast in southern India. The red turtle dove is now placed in genus Streptopelia that was introduced in 1855 by the French ornithologist Charles Lucien Bonaparte. The genus name is from the Ancient Greek streptos meaning "collar" and peleia meaning "dove".

Two subspecies are recognised:

• S. t. humilis (Temminck, 1824) – east Nepal, northeast India and northeast Tibet to north China and the Philippines

• S. t. tranquebarica (Hermann, 1804) – Pakistan, peninsular India, west Nepal


Description
The red turtle dove is a relatively small pigeon with a length of 20.5–23 cm and a weight of around 104 g. The male has a bluish head and light red-brown body with a black ring round its neck while the female is similar but is pinkish all over.

Length: 23 cm
Wingspan:
Weight:
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

• Black collar
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Female / Male / Juvenile

• Female is brown

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Status
The red turtle dove has an extremely large range. The population size has not been quantified but is believed to be large. There is some evidence for a decline in the population but the decline is slow and the species has been evaluated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as of Least concern.
Conservation status
Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 21 February 2016
Location: Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand


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And my new aid, maybe, and I say maybe the best aid. I brought my mobile phone as my SIM card have stopped working and I tried to get it to work again so I can use the internet. Thus I had my phone in my pocket on my first game drive in Jim Corbett National Park.

We saw a bird and I asked my Guide and the driver if they had a pen and a paper as I had forgot my pen and paper in my room. I remembered my LG phone and I recorded the name. And thus I will always bring my phone. Writing the name in the car and I have found more than once that it can be hard to read what I had wrote when I'm back in my room.

So now I always have my mobile in my pocket and it has been a great help. And from November 2018 I use eBird. Bird watching in U.A.E and Oman and my guide in Dubai recommended eBird and I have used the app since then and I note every bird I can identify in my eBird app.

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (female) - 21 February 2016 - Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (female) - 21 February 2016 - Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (female) - 21 February 2016 - Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (male) - 21 February 2016 - Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (male) - 18 June 2017 - Bang Sue, บางซื่อ, Bangkok

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (male) - 18 June 2017 - Bang Sue, บางซื่อ, Bangkok

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (male) - 18 June 2017 - Bang Sue, บางซื่อ, Bangkok

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (male) - 23 June 2019 - Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan, Bangkok

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (male) - 23 June 2019 - Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan, Bangkok

Red turtle dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, นกเขาไฟ
Red turtle dove / นกเขาไฟ (male) - 8 May 2020 - Lat Krabang, Bangkok



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