ZEBRA DOVES – 7. The chicks have fledged

YC Wee
on 12th August 2005

At around 2.30 pm today, both chicks took their maiden flight and landed on a branch of a nearby tree. The parent dove had not flown into the nest to […]

YC Wee
on 9th August 2005

The chicks are now 12 days old. The parent birds are spending less and less time in the nest, flying in only to feed them. Both chicks demand to be […]

YC Wee
on 7th August 2005

So far so good! The nest and the birds have not been molested. The chicks are now 10 days old and will be fledging soon. There are three of them […]

YC Wee
on 4th August 2005

The nest of the Zebra Doves is a simple platform of twigs lodged between the branches of a Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus) tree. This tree a smallish and the nest […]

YC Wee
on 2nd August 2005

I was right. As the chick grew bigger (now 5 days old), the parent doves spent less time in the nest. The night dove (on duty since last evening) fed […]

YC Wee
on 1st August 2005

I was mistaken. Two eggs hatched on the morning of the 29th July, 17 days after I noticed the dove nesting in the Golden Penda tree. When I examined my […]

YC Wee
on 31st July 2005

I have been observing the activities around the nest of a pair of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) for the last two week (above left). Every evening at around 5pm, the […]

YC Wee
on 30th July 2005

Last month a pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) built their nest among the branches of a Dracaena tree by my bedroom window. The convenience of the location led me […]

YC Wee
on 25th July 2005

It all started when a pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) built their nest among the branches of a tree in my garden. This is one of the commonest birds […]

YC Wee
on 1st July 2005

Excuse me, are you an Ornithologist? – Ramblings of a Wannabe Bird Watcher I am a plant watcher. In fact I am more than a plant watcher. I study plants […]


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