901. Turtur cambayensis

901. Indian Brown Turtle-Dove.
TURTUR CAMBAYENSIS.
Turtur cambayensis (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. ii. p. 779 (1788) ; Dresser, ix. p. 305 ; Key, J. f. O. 1875, p. 291 (egg) ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 451 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 45.
Tortru-fachta, Chota fakhta, Hindu.
Male ad. (India). Differs from T. senegalensis in having the upper parts, including the rump, pale dull earth-brown, without any reddish tinge ; bill blackish ; legs lake-red ; iris dark brown with a whitish inner circle. Culmen 0.75, wing 5.7, tail 5.0, tarsus 0.82 inch.
Hab. Turkey, Asia Minor, Transcaspia, Central Asia, and almost the whole peninsula of India.
In habits it does not differ from T. senegalensis, and like that species makes a very slight nest. Its coo, is said to be a low subdued, musical, dissyllabic sound, repeated four or five times successively. Its eggs, which, like those of its congeners, are pure white, are deposited late in February or early in March, and vary in size from 0.95 by 0.75 to 1.02 by 0.77.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
901. Turtur cambayensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
901
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
650
Common name: 
Indian Brown Turtle Dove
M_ID: 
5018
M_SN: 
Spilopelia senegalensis cambayensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10391

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