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Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary
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Columbiformes > Columbidae

Madagascar Turtle-Dove

Streptopelia picturata

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Large, chunky dove with big white corners to the tail. Although common, it is shy, most often seen when flying away along a road or a forest path. Found in all types of forest and degraded habitats with woody vegetation. Voice is a series of hollow, rising “hoooo” notes, with a brief pause between each note. Pinkish and rufous coloration is unlike that of any other dove in its range. 

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