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Raghu Menon


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Spotted dove @ Agastya Foundation, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh

While I had recently visited the Agastya International Foundation, located at Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, I came across this beautiful bird. I was lucky to get some decent shots of this bird in the morning sunlight.

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Wikipedia says “The spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis) is a small and somewhat long-tailed pigeon that is a common resident breeding bird across its native range on the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The species has been introduced into many parts of the world and feral populations have become established”

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The collar design of black dots was very beautiful and made it a special one and looks as if it is a proud and cool bird as well.

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This bird is known to feed on the ground on grains, grass seeds, fallen fruits and sometimes insects also like the winged termites.