Sunday, 24 March 2019

Spotted Dove



This Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis was photographed near my parents' home, but it is not a species I remember from my youth. It has arrived in the area in the last couple of decades, after I left. It is not native to Australia, but was introduced to Melbourne, far to the south, in the 1860s, thus taking more than a hundred years to travel the nearly 2000 kilometres to my family's garden. It's native range is the Indian Subcontinent and South-east Asia.

Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com


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