Kōrero: Introduced land birds

Spotted dove

Spotted dove

The spotted dove was introduced from Asia as a caged bird. Escaped birds established wild populations in Auckland, Northland and the Bay of Plenty. It has a long white-tipped tail and is about half the size of a rock pigeon.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10053177
Photograph by Ralph G. Powlesland

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Pigeons and doves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17142/spotted-dove (accessed 26 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015