Red Turtle-dove in courtship mode

on 29th July 2011

“The courting activities [of these Red Turtle-doves (Streptopelia tranquebarica), also known as Red-collared Doves] are very active throughout the day and we saw many attempts by males to woo a female [above images: left, female; right, male].

“The video shows one such attempt where he tries to woo first one female and she gets upset and pecks at him. He then tries the other female who also gangs up and aggressively and he ends up getting chased away. Looks like female liberation is extending to the animal kingdom.

“The commonest dove at the conference venue. At least 15-20 at this sprawled out resort. Very active mating season.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Furama Resort & Convention Centre, Bac My An, Danang, Vietnam
11-13th May 2011

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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