903. Turtur tranquebaricus

903. RED TURTLE-DOVE.
TURTUR TRANQUEBARICUS.
Turtur tranquebaricus (Herm.), Obs. Zool. p. 200 (1804) ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 437 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 47 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 163 ; T. humilis (Temm.), Pl. Col. pl. 259 (1824) : David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 388 ; Salvadori, tom. cit. p. 434 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 738 ; Berez, and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su, p. 29.
Seroti fakhta, Biki, Hindu.
Male ad. (Burma). Head and nape dove-blue, a black collar round the bind neck ; upper parts warm dark vinous red ; lower back, rump, upper tail-coverts, and middle tail-feathers slaty blue, the last brownish towards the tip ; remaining tail-feathers blackish slate on the basal, and greyish or white on the terminal half ; quills brown ; chin pinkish white ; rest of under parts warm rosy vinous, the under tail-coverts white ; bill black ; legs vinous brown ; iris dark brown ; eyelids plumbeous. Culmen 0.68, wing 5.4, tail 4.8, tarsus 0.8 inch. The female is brown above, greyish on the head, rump, flanks, and edge of wing ; breast brown tinged with vinous. The young bird is brown and lacks the black collar.
Hab. South-eastern Siberia and Japan (rare) ; Ala-shan. Kan-su ; India, Burma and the Andamans ; China, Cochin China, and the Philippines.
Is said to be more shy than its congeners, and though it frequents cultivated localities, it does not approach habitations. It is not unfrequently found in small flocks, and its note is short and deep. Like its congeners it builds a very slight nest of sticks, which is placed on a tree or bush. In India it breeds from January to July and in November, and its 2 eggs are creamy white, and measure about 1.02 by 0.8.
PTEROCLES, Temm., 1815.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
903. Turtur tranquebaricus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
903
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
651
Common name: 
Red Turtle Dove
M_ID: 
5004
M_CN: 
Red Turtle Dove
M_SN: 
Streptopelia tranquebarica
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10674

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