Bird Families

Wine Dove / Streptopelia vinacea


Author: Alexander Maksimchuk | Posted on: February 22, 2012 at 17:11

The turtledove belongs to the family of pigeons and in appearance it looks like an ordinary pigeon. Unlike the common and well-known pigeon, the dove has a rounded tail. The paws are red, white stripes on the feathers and the plumage itself on the upper half of the body is brown, on the neck of the turtledove there are two stripes black and white in the form of a collar. The bird has a body length of about 26-28 cm. The turtledove eats as an ordinary pigeon, cereals (corn, wheat, oats, millet, hemp, barley, peas) also include greens, vegetables, fruits in the diet. It produces food throughout the day.

As parents, turtle doves are great, both incubating a clutch of two eggs for a little over two weeks. Little turtle doves peel at light blind, helpless, with rare plumage.

They grow quickly, depending on the ambient temperature; under favorable conditions, they can leave the nest in twenty days.

Five known species of turtle doves live on the territory of Russia:

Short-tailed dove in Latin (Streptopelia tranquebarica)

The upper part of the bird's body is reddish-brown, the lower part is wine-red, the neck is bluish-gray, on the neck there is a black necklace in the form of a ring. The female is smaller from the male and more brownish. The length of the bird is 22 cm. The habitat of the short-tailed turtle dove on the Hindustan and Indo-Chinese peninsulas and in North-West China. Builds a nest high in the trees.

Common Turtle Dove in Latin (Streptopelia turtur)

Has the appearance of an ordinary pigeon, but slightly smaller in size. Its weight is about 120 grams. The common turtledove has a brownish-red plumage. Lives in Europe, North Africa, Central Asia, Siberia and Kazakhstan. Selects deciduous or coniferous places for habitation. Makes a nest on low-growing bushes not far from water bodies. What I want to notice is the common turtle-dove, a migratory bird. Wintering site Central Africa.

Ringed dove in Latin (Streptopelia decaocto)

Habitats South Asia and Europe. One of the species of turtle doves that is sedentary. Lives in gardens, parks not far from human habitation. The color of the feathers is grayish-brown; adult birds have a white rim on their necks.

Great Turtle Dove in Latin (Streptopelia orientalis)

The color of the plumage is similar to the color of the common turtledove, but the size of the large turtledove is much larger, the back of the head is brownish-ashy, the forehead is ash-blue, on the lower abdomen and tail there is a bluish-gray color of cover feathers, the beak is dark, at the tip it is lighter, its base is dark -red, periobital ring of dark purple color. Places of distribution in the southern part of Siberia, Transbaikalia, in the Far East. Inhabits forests of various types and large forest belts in open landscapes. Lives in the mountains up to 4000 m above sea level. Large turtle dove. Usually nests in forests with dense undergrowth, not far from the reservoir. The nest is massive, which makes it different from other chambers, built of twigs and thin twigs, placed low on a tree branch. Outside the nesting period, turtledoves keep in small flocks.The voice of the turtledove is bass, rough, can be heard far away and a little like the cooing of a pigeon.

In total, there are eighteen species of turtle doves in nature, and their habitat is very wide from Australia, America, Africa, Asia to Europe.
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia risoria)
Wild laughing, or pink-gray, turtledove (Streptopelia roseogrisea)
Red-eyed Turtle Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata)
Little Turtle Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Short-tailed Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
Common Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
Wine turtle dove (Streptopelia vinacea)
Madagascar Turtle Dove (Streptopelia picturata)
Dotted, or Chinese, turtledove (Streptopelia chinensis (Stigmatopelia senegalensis)
Two-ringed turtledove (Streptopelia bitorquata)
Great Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri)
African dove (Streptopelia decipiens)
South African Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola)
Dusky Dove (Streptopelia lugens)
Ringed Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Silver-winged Dove (Streptopelia reichenowi)

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Comments • 47

In Uzbekistan, turtledoves sing differently.
It looks like I noticed here too, but there is a big difference.
Actually, thank you very much.

Turtle Doves can be listened to endlessly, on quiet summer evenings

Thanks for the helpful video!

now it's clear who is asking for a check

The whole Kuban is clogged with a turtle dove ringed)

Love it. Simply beauteous

In Kazakhstan, too. This bird haunts me everywhere.

Now I know what kind of bird we have in our city) Ringed Turtle Dove, "Cuckoo!"

By the way, about the ringed turtle dove, 1:48, which is an interesting Greek legend.
Note its name Streptopelia decaocta. The Greek deca-octa is eighteen (deca - ten, octa - eight).
So, according to legend, when Jesus Christ ascended to Gogof, he really wanted to drink. His disciples, who accompanied him on his last journey, began to look for where they could get him water.They found one woman who was selling a jug of water. But they had only seventeen coins, while the merchant asked for eighteen and not a coin less. For a long time they persuaded her, bargained, but she was adamant, eighteen period! So they left without water. But the tradeswoman was punished for her greed - she turned into a turtle doomed forever to scream deca-Octa, eighteen.

that's why grandmother translated the cooing of the ringed turtle dove as: VODIIICHKI-VODIIICHKI.

As a child, in Uzbekistan, I listened to the Little Turtle Dove (03:10), now in Crimea I listen to the Ringed Dove. Praise be to the Almighty for the fact that He has decorated this world for us. Peace to your homes!

Yes, they sound nice. True, lately they have been replaced by filthy Afghan starlings.

Also, as a child in Kyrgyzstan, the morning began with the humming of small turtle doves, now in the Black Earth Region I listen to ringed ones. And this year I heard a new singer, judging by the video, this is a big turtle dove.

Thank you very much for the video. I finally found out who it is in our grove they are shouting! And I always thought probably an owl, it was very similar!

Yes, we have the same, the owl thought, but it turned out 1:37