Spotted Doves are common throughout Asia and are often seen in parks and gardens. Most doves including the Spotted Doves are easily approachable in major cities but they will only let people get within a few feet before they fly away to a safer distance.
Their body is mostly brown with a grey head but their distinctive feature is the black patch with white spots on the back of their neck. They can be found in several different locations if you are looking to find them.
On sandy or gravel surfaces
Many times doves can be seen on sandy or gravel surfaces. Doves and pigeons need grit and gravel to help them grind up whole seeds they eat.
On the grass or in gardens
Spotted Doves are commonly seen in the grass or gardens because they are feeding on grass seeds, grains and other vegetation.
Of Course, just like most other birds they like to hang out in trees.
Location: Native to India and Southern Asia but they have been introduced in other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.
Size: 11 to 12 inches long.
Lifespan: 5 to 8 years
Diet: Spotted Doves eat grains, grass seeds and other vegetation.