Zebra Dove – less common feeding behaviour

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“Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) usually feed on open ground, pecking on ground surfaces to get small fallen seeds. I have seen them under fruit ficus but more often in open grass areas.

Zebra Dove-1a-Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia-21th October 2017

“Today I saw a pair today, in slightly more dense vegetation, that were also picking the seeds directly off the grass inflorescences. I have never observed this before. Three different grass plants were fed on. Above shows the feeding activity on Echinochloa colona and below another of the plants (unidentified) used.

Zebra Dove-2a-Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia-21th October 2017

“A brief attempt to capture this on video below:”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
21th October 2017

Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

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