SPOTTED TURTLE-DOVE (Streptopelia chinensis)

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27th April, 2016

Sorry about chopping off its legs, but the rest of the shot was such a good close-up I couldn’t resist ignoring the ‘delete’ button.

Notice the white feather tuft over its right eye – these tiny details enable me to eventually identify many of the Spotted Turtle-Doves which visited my balcony garden in my previous apartment on the north-east side of Melbourne.