“Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) usually feed on open ground, pecking on ground surfaces to get small fallen seeds. I have seen them under fruit ficus but more often in open grass areas.
“Today I saw a pair today, in slightly more dense vegetation, that were also picking the seeds directly off the grass inflorescences. I have never observed this before. Three different grass plants were fed on. Above shows the feeding activity on Echinochloa colona and below another of the plants (unidentified) used.
“A brief attempt to capture this on video below:”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
21th October 2017
Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment