Nesting of spotted doves (Spilopelia chinensis) Part 1

on 17th September 2021

Spotted doves are also known as long-tailed pigeons. It was formerly known as Streptopelia chinensis. 

Chua Wei Siong and Wenyi live in Paya Lebar, Singapore and managed to document a pair of these pigeons nesting on their window sill. The apartment is below the 5th level of the building.  Here is Wei Siong and Wenyi’s account of their observations:

We didn’t notice the dove building a nest as it was behind the window with curtain. When we first noticed it, we saw the dove with eggs. The birds took turns to be at the nest and there were some moments when we witnessed the change of guards. We also saw the hatchlings getting fed from their parents. 

Watch their excellent video below:


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