Adult Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) have their upperparts, neck and sides of breast boldly barred black. The central portion of the breast is unbarred and has the colour of red wine. Lower down the belly the breast is whitish.
According to Gibbs et al. (2001), the adult female is slightly different from the male in the central portion of the breast in that it is narrower.
The juvenile has it’s the barring right across the breast and extending upwards onto the crown and nape.
An earlier post on the male and female Zebra Dove can be viewed HERE.
26th April 2018
Gibbs, D., Barnes, E. & Cox, J. (2001). Pigeons and doves: A guide to the pigeons and doves of the world. Sussex: Pica Press. 615 pp.
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