The image of the Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) is a composite of a self-feeding juvenile bird with an adult female (using Gibbs, Barnes and Cox 2001). I am used to a family unit of 4 birds, 2 adults and 2 juveniles; here there were only two birds. Notice wing moult, residual brown in wing, and less well-developed facial features and bill colour in juvenile.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fruit farming and secondary growth at city fringe
Date: 24th December 2020
Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone
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