Another one of my feathered friends

sofspics, spotted dove, birdwatching
By sofs
@sofssu (18866)
July 8, 2016 11:49pm CST
Here is one more of my feathered friends from my bird watching sessions. I have posted a few of my pictures here over the last few days. This one is called the spotted dove, it is also known by various other names like mountain dove, pearl-necked dove or lace-necked dove. Unlike the pigeons this bird is rather soft in its cooing, it makes a soft mourning kind of call. These shy birds perch on trees and do not come close to humans like their other kind the common pigeons. They look very attractive with their pearly spotted collars. Have you seen this bird in your region?
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@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
I am.so envious. You get that view ;)
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@Lucky15 I sometimes wait for hours to sight these birds.
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@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
@sofssu me..lifetime. haha
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@Lucky15 Its sometimes worth the wait you know.
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@shubhu3 (24285)
• New Delhi, India
9 Jul 16
I have never seen in my region.It looks beautiful.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@shubhu3 Its a pretty common bird in Asia.. they are more in the woods than near human habitats.
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@shubhu3 (24285)
• New Delhi, India
9 Jul 16
@sofssu I wonder why I haven't seen it.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@shubhu3 Maybe because they are rather quite and hide among the leaves.
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@cherigucchi (4908)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
I have not seen this kind of bird before.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@cherigucchi I would have expected people from the Philippines to have seen the bird.
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• Philippines
13 Jul 16
@sofssu Oh my! Maybe it loos different from the picture! LOL
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@sofssu (18866)
13 Jul 16
@cherigucchi What I read says that its pretty common in Asia. Maybe they are there in the woods.. You are right there maybe other doves around
@jayaramas (1357)
• Bangalore, India
9 Jul 16
super photograph, thank you
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@jayaramas Thank you so much I appreciate that very much!
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@AutumnSnow (4582)
9 Jul 16
I haven't seen this bird but it's very beautiful. I think birds are a beautiful and mysterious animal to watch.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@AutumnSnow True all birds are beautiful in their own way.. I just love watching them.
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@jstory07 (72506)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Jul 16
I have only seen big black birds around here. No other birds.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@jstory07 What kind of black birds are those.. Are they the ones with those orange markings on their feathers?
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@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
9 Jul 16
No I never see this beautiful one. If the dove is shy to humans how will you shoot the picture of it.?
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@shshiju This shot is from a distance of at least 75 feet, which is why I wish I had those longer lenses. I also hide between branches to take bird pictures., its my hobby.
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@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
9 Jul 16
@sofssu 75 feet OMG You are a professional patient shooter.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@shshiju Not professional but patient.
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@Susan2015 (22212)
• United States
9 Jul 16
Don't think I've seen one of those. But would love to as they are so pretty.
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@sofssu (18866)
10 Jul 16
@Susan2015 Sounds like the mourning dove is more common to your region.
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@Susan2015 (22212)
• United States
10 Jul 16
@sofssu Yes we have been seeing more and more of the Mourning Doves. They have the cutest little faces.
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@sofssu (18866)
10 Jul 16
@Susan2015 They do have a cute face. I love doves more than pigeons.
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@LadyDuck (189380)
• Switzerland
9 Jul 16
I have seen the more common doves with the collar. There are plenty that come to eat at my bird feeders. They have so much the habit to see me that I can approach them.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@LadyDuck What kind of collar do they have? I am curious now.. Maybe they are around here too.
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@LadyDuck (189380)
• Switzerland
9 Jul 16
@sofssu Here is a photo of one of those doves.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@LadyDuck I have seen this one too.. Maybe I should try and get a picture for myself. Thanks for sharing the picture.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jul 16
This is a lovely photo. You can easily see the spotted collar. What a pretty bird. We have doves much like this too but I don't think any have a 'collar' like yours.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@JudyEv He is also locally called the diamond collared dove. Doesn't he looked a bit snobbish? He knows he is handsome I guess.
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@JudyEv (142508)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jul 16
@sofssu He has every reason to be very proud of himself.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@JudyEv Yes he does.. He looks like a prince to me a handsome one at that.
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@nanette64 (18210)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Jul 16
I do have doves @sofssu but I don't think I've seen that one.
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@sofssu (18866)
10 Jul 16
@nanette64 Do you have doves as pets?
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@nanette64 (18210)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Jul 16
@sofssu I did have a pair of snow-white doves; that is until my husband shot them because he was mad at me. BTW, I returned the favor. Now I just have the ones that call my property home.
@ridingbet (62108)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
oh, those birds don't fly freely here unlike there. these fowls are bought in pet shops and they are caged always
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@ridingbet You mean these doves are caged and sold in the Philippines? That is so sad.
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@ridingbet (62108)
• Philippines
10 Jul 16
@sofssu although some fly around freely, they are still caged in the evening.
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@Jessicalynnt (47878)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jul 16
quite pretty feathers
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@sofssu (18866)
10 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt Yes otherwise he would be dull like the mourning dove.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Jul 16
I'm sure I've not seen them in my yard, but I see the normal morning doves I think. I didn't realize pigeons were related to doves. Is that why I'm not always sure which ones I'm viewing?
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@MarshaMusselman These are Asian birds, but I understand have been introduced to most places in the world.. Pigeons and doves belong to the same family and are similar in appearance to a large extent.
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@JohnRoberts (67514)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jul 16
There are morning doves here but not the variety in your fine photo.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts I have seen mourning doves here.. they have a few spots on the wings too.. but not as spectacular as these.
@responsiveme (18559)
• India
9 Jul 16
that is a perfect picture.can see all the details as to why its called lace necked dove. no, we have the other doves, plain without the spots.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@responsiveme Thank you.. diamond collar dove is another name.. some thing he has a diamond studded collar.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
9 Jul 16
I've never seen one of these. It's a pretty bird and if its shy, not a typical pigeon.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@BettyB Its a dove.. doves are shy.. the common pigeons are rogues.
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@skysnap (18271)
9 Jul 16
that's a very good shot.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@skysnap Thank you very much.. I am glad you like it.
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@EddieHands (37790)
• United States
9 Jul 16
He is a very nice feathered bird! Quite wonderful and magical indeed! Blessings
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@EddieHands I am glad you like him.. Thank you for the blessings. God Bless.
@dbherald (498)
• India
9 Jul 16
Such kind of bird I have not seen in my city. You have taken a close picture of it, very nice.
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@sofssu (18866)
9 Jul 16
@dbherald Its more common in the woods.. though its still seen in the urban areas. I am glad you like the picture.
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