Zebra Dove – allopreening

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A pair of adult Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) allopreening. Image shows a male preening a female. The preening was reciprocated. Sexing done using Gibbs, D., Barnes, E. and Cox, J. (2001). Pigeons and doves: a guide to the pigeons and … Continued

Zebra Dove – social behaviour 

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My common experience with the social behaviour of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) is to see a pair foraging or perched, often affectionately (allopreening). Not infrequently a small group will be found foraging together where the food source is readily available; … Continued

Zebra Dove – mating

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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 … Continued

Zebra Dove – sexing

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Sexing of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) is best identified by courtship behaviour with male bowing and displaying. When not mating physical sex differences are subtle and not necessarily consistent. Calls between sexes also do not appear to be different.  Gibbs, … Continued