Took a complete Coronavirus free day to enjoy birds and nature (within the restrictions of our partial lockdown). Observe a pair of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) mating (above).
Courtship involves the male bowing and lifting up of the tail with accompanying cooing calls. There is also a ‘begging’ posture (above) by the male as he woos the female.
Louds calls before and after mating. I observed three episodes of copulation
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
21st May 2020
Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment
Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED