Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Daejeon, South Korea
Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, doves and pigeons. It has two distinctive races, S. o. orientalis in the central Siberian taiga, and S. o. meena in open woodland in central Asia. Two white eggs, as for all pigeons and doves, are laid in a twig nest in a tree. Southern most populations are resident, but most other birds migrate south to winter in India, southeast Asia, and southern Japan. This species is a rare vagrant to northern and western Europe. S. o. orientalis occurs as a rarity in western Alaska and British Columbia.