What Bird is This?

@JudyEv (101133)
Bunbury, Australia
March 21, 2016 6:21pm CST
I was going to wait till I was able to identify this bird but thought, blow it, I'll ask the MyLot fraternity. It is a cage bird so I don't think it will be specific to Australia. It is in one of my sister's big aviaries and we looked after the birds for a few days last week. I think it is some kind of dove but it's not a peaceful dove or a diamond dove or even a Barbary dove. Can anyone help? I can always ask my sister when she gets home but I thought someone might know.
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@Asylum (47321)
• Manchester, England
21 Mar 16
Judging by the photograph I would suggest that it is an Invisible Dove, which are apparently quite rare because they are not seen very often.
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@Asylum (47321)
• Manchester, England
21 Mar 16
I am not sure whether you had trouble uploading the photograph or whether my page did not load properly, but there was no image when I wrote the above comment. As soon as I refreshed the page the image appeared.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
@Asylum I had a bit of trouble getting the photo to load. This evening I've deleted it and replaced it with a smaller one as others are having trouble viewing it too.
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@Asylum (47321)
• Manchester, England
22 Mar 16
@JudyEv Of course it has not made much difference because I still have no idea what it is.
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@andriaperry (33282)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Mar 16
No but they are beautiful
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
It seems no-one knows what they are. I felt sure someone would.
@PainsOnSlate (19241)
• Canada
22 Mar 16
White winged Triller is as close as i can find. I thought of magpie but if these two are babies their color can change as they age. Good luck and let me know if you figure it out.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
It's a masked dove, native of South Africa which explains why it's not in my Australian bird book.
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• Canada
23 Mar 16
@JudyEv Isn't that interesting. I was searching for your native birds. It a wonder how it got there? Could it fly all that way or did someone being it in?
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
@PainsOnSlate It is now an aviary species so is reasonably easy to purchase. Many of our little native finches are now popular cage birds.
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• United States
22 Mar 16
I think it is some kind of dove too. Maybe @JamesHxstatic will know.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
@ElizabthWallace @Jessicalynnt Yes, it is a masked or Namaqua dove and native to South Africa/Madagascar.
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• United States
23 Mar 16
@JudyEv Then what is it doing in your neighborhood?
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 16
@ElizabethWallace It is now popular as a cage bird and my sister has several in her aviary.
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@MarymargII (8368)
• Toronto, Ontario
22 Mar 16
I think it's some kind of pidgeon as it seems bigger than a dove? But what do I know- lol!
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I think you might be right. I'll find out tomorrow. :)
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• Toronto, Ontario
22 Mar 16
@JudyEv Now you'll have to post the answer Judy- it's got a cute black face.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
@MarymargII The name of 'masked dove' suits it doesn't it?
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@gofsey (1302)
• Madurai, India
4 Apr 16
We have pigeons all around us in our apartments. But though they look similar, I guess there is a lot of difference.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
I guess there is some differences. Pigeons seem to be everywhere, don't they?
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@gofsey (1302)
• Madurai, India
4 Apr 16
@JudyEv I like them. And sparrows. One of the earliest memories I have is of sparrows. That is when I was one or one and half years old.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@gofsey I like our native birds but I'm not fussed about the hundreds of pigeons we saw in many of the big towns in Europe. They make such a mess and can be a real nuisance.
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@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
Sorry i really don't know what kind of bird they are, but i am certain they are so pretty.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
They are pretty aren't they? They are quite gentle too and not a bit flighty.
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@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
@JudyEv Yes, so pretty!
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@destimona (1941)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
22 Mar 16
It looks like a Dove. but I am not sure.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
Maybe it's a pigeon. I'll ask my sister tomorrow.
@destimona (1941)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
22 Mar 16
@JudyEv okay.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21657)
• United States
23 Mar 16
I hope that someone can help you out.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
It's a masked dove, also known as a Namaqua dove. My sister rang this morning and I was able to ask her.
@Dragonairy1 (1485)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
22 Mar 16
They're definitely birds
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
Well done! That's very observant of you!
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• Stanton, Kentucky
22 Mar 16
I don't know what kind they are but they're pretty!
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
They are pretty aren't they? And they are a nice gentle bird.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Mar 16
it does remind me of a dove, but not sure
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 16
The mystery has been solved - it's a Namaqua or masked dove.
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@scheng1 (24947)
• Singapore
22 Mar 16
I have seen the birds before, but I do not know the name. I think after you get the name, you can do some research and tell us about it. I think this kind of birds belong to those that paired off for life. That means they do not change partners throughout their lifespan.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 16
I have managed to find out what it is and have done another post about it. Thanks for your interest.
@slund2041 (3494)
• United States
22 Mar 16
For some reason the image is not loading for me.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I don't know what's wrong. I've just replaced it with one half the size. Hope that helps.
@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
Sorry ma'am. Have no idea :(
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I will have to ring my sister in the morning. :)
@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
22 Mar 16
I wish I knew, I have never seen this bird before.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I should have waited till I found out! I felt sure someone would know.
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@AkoPinay (10827)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
Oh sorry I am not familiar with the kinds of birds
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I'll ring my sister and do another post on it tomorrow. :)
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@sjvg1976 (14690)
• Delhi, India
22 Mar 16
Seems to be dove but specifically which species I don't know.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I feel silly because I should have waited and asked my sister. I felt sure someone would know. :)
@kaka135 (13484)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 16
I have no idea what bird is this. They look pretty! My son always asked me about the breed of the birds or any trees or flowers, but I don't know how to check for them. Hope you'll let us know if your sister has told you or you have found it out from others.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I'll ring my sister tomorrow. It's a bit late at the moment.
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@Morleyhunt (16761)
• Canada
22 Mar 16
I've no idea. I have not seen a dove quite with those markings.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
I think maybe it's a pigeon rather than a dove.
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