EASTERN TURTLE DOVE

EASTERN TURTLE DOVE (Streptopelia orientalis) – (See images below)
The Eastern turtle dove is also called ‘Oriental’ or ‘Japanese’ dove. It is widespread in Eurasia, and is very similar to the European turtle dove, with a patch of black and white stripes on each side of its neck. The sexes are similar. Like other doves and pigeons, this bird forages on the ground. Eastern turtle doves are well adapted to cities just like pigeons. The birds below were observed in a wooded area.

SIMILAR SPECIES: Eurasian Collared Dove

Eastern turtle dove. Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Kyoto, Japan.
Eastern turtle dove. Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Kyoto, Japan.