October 13th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Meena or turtur?
I think turtur.
An interesting discussion is evolving on this bird.
October 13th, 2008, 09:29 PM
there are a few pointers to Turtle Dove
many wing coverts show the pale browny centres and shaft streaks of Turtle while others (moulted ones) show the wider fringes of a Turtle (meena looks darker on these feathers with only a narrow fringe)
the primaries are brown with diffuse pale fringes rather than very dark. The head also appears too rather pale and the bird looks too small, although I'm not sure how small meena can get...
Last edited by forktail; October 13th, 2008 at 09:41 PM.