Spotted Dove on the clothes line

I spied this Spotted Dove on our clothes line one morning and managed to sneak out the back door and most of the way down the steps to capture it.

Despite being a common suburban bird around Brisbane, they still tend to be flighty around humans.

Also known as a Spotted Turtle-Dove or an Indian Dove.

Streptopelia chinensis

View all photos taken: Sunday, 2nd October 2005, This photo: 10:20am