Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spotted Dove courtship / mating rituals Part 1

Spotted Dove - (Streptopelia chinensis) - Tekukur on a coconut tree
both look at a different way, than the male slowly  inch closer to the female
went closer and stop to see the female reaction
slowly walk toward the female
Wow!, she flew off
and away

the female landed at the lower leaf stalk
the couple later flew to the ground and feed together

1 comment:

Stewart M said...

We get the same species here - introduced I think - but they do brighten up the garden!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: my slowness to comment and visit has been caused by a trip to an island in the Pacific!