Red Turtle-dove in courtship mode

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“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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