Birds of Hawaii #7: Spotted Dove

Also known as the Mountain Dove, Lace-necked Dove or Chinese Dove, it’s been cooing in Hawai’i since the mid-1800’s. This dove is much larger than the zebra dove but definitely not as tolerant of humans. It’s rarely found in large flocks as are the other doves. Its nests year-round on tree platforms where it lays 2 eggs during each attempt.

Interesting Facts: One of the few alien birds that can survive in native forests. The forest doves usually have much darker plumage than their city counterparts. 

These photos were taken through a screen door which causes them to be a little “soft.”

Maralee

Hawaii-0177April 07, 2016 Hawaii-0180April 07, 2016

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