In late November 2010, the pair of Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) was displaying courtship rituals on two days. No copulation resulted from such displays.
The male approached the female with a crouching position, wings downward spreading and tail feathers depressed (above right). He ran towards the female with the wings slightly twitching. A number of times she evaded him by moving off or taking a short flight. He would pursue her, running after her or even flapping his wings to fly after her (below right). When she accepted his approach, he would attempt at covering her body with one of his wings (below left), his bill pecking at her head, allopreening. All these times both doves were silent.
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