Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spotted Dove

I caught the playful courtship of a pair of Spotted Doves, on the beach of Nusa Dua Bali. Both the birds walked around the sand, with one of them taking to the air intermittently and landing beside the other.. one of them was following the other, and i thought that was the male. But later, the pattern changed and the follower became the celebrity! Their necks were making very elegant movements, and this really caught my eye - later, i learnt that it is hard to tell the sexes in adults, as both have very similar plumage.  For more details, visit here.

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