Zebra Dove: Native to Asia. Upperparts are brown-gray with black barring. Underparts pink to buff with fine black and white bars on the sides of the neck, breast, and belly. Outer tail feathers white-edged. Blue-gray face with blue skin around the bill and eye. Pink legs and feet with brown stripes.
Range and Habitat
Zebra Dove: Found on all the main Hawaiian islands. It inhabits open country, scrub, farmland and forests, and is also common in parks and gardens. Native to Asia.
The Zebra Dove has a large range that is estimated to be between 100,000 and 1,000,000 square kilometers globally. It is primarily found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and the British Indian Ocean Territory. This bird prefers Shrubland ecological systems that are subtropical or tropical in nature, though they can reside in urban areas, rural gardens, and degraded former forests. The population of the bird has not been determined but the species is described as common in many areas. The Zebra Dove does not currently meet the criteria for the IUCN Red List and has an evaluation level of Least Concern.
The Zebra Dove was introduced from Asia in 1922. It is also known as the Barred Ground Dove.
Some birds have mangled feet as a result of contracting Avian Pox from mosquitoes.
They are popular in Thailand, where having one in your home is thought to bring good luck, and cooing competitions are held each year.
A group of doves has many collective nouns, including a "bevy", "cote", "dole", "dule", and "flight" of doves.