|Zebra Dove Geopelia striata
|Photographer :|| © Amar-Singh HSS |
|Location :||Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia|
21 May 2020|
|English synonyms:||Peaceful Dove, Barred Dove, Barred Ground Dove, Barred Ground-Dove, Four O' Clock Dove|
|Bird Family :||Columbidae - Pigeons & Doves |
|Bird Group :||COLUMBIFORMES |
|Red Data Status :||Least Concern|
|Remarks :||I observed the male calling out loudly post mating. Wells (1999) states that the male sings as they sit side by side and describes the song in detail. This post copulation song was intermittent but extended for 3-4 minutes, with 28 notes per minute that were spaced out evenly; each lasting ~0.5 seconds. I wonder if it was a call to advertise territory post mating?
The call can be heard here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/560520
Wells, D.R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Vol. 1. Non-passerines. Academic Press, London.
|Taxonomic Notes :||Monotypic. Peaceful Dove Geopelia placida of Australia and New Guinea was formerly considered conspecific with Zebra Dove.
Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. (3rd edn., 2003)
Gibbs, D., Barnes, E. & Cox, J. (2001) Pigeons and Doves - A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World Sussex, UK: Pica Press.