Jungle Babblers are very noisy birds found all over India, including cities, suburbs, towns and villages! Belonging to the Babbler family, these birds make harsh kee-kee-kee sounds in such a manner that their group can be recognized from far away. Almost dust brown in color, they have a dull yellow bill with black in yellow eyes.
Colorful Lovebird Picture
The lovebird is a compact, small stocky parrot mostly about 5-6 inches in length. They have a large bill and a tail that is either round or square. Their average life span is between 10-12 years with some living even longer. The lovebird has been recorded at 17 years and several people have reported their birds living even longer than that. There are many color mutations found in peach faced lovebirds and several mutations in some of the other species, so there are many color variations of lovebirds available.
Australian Pigeons- Doves
The Bar-shouldered Dove is a medium to large dove with a long tail. It has a grey head and upper breast, and a reddish copper patch with dark bars on the back of the neck and shoulders. The body is grayish brown above with scaly markings. The underside is white. Immature are duller and do not have the reddish neck patch.
A number of species of collared doves are native to Africa and Asia. The African Collared Dove, parent of the long domesticated ringneck, inhabits the savannah regions of North Africa located in a narrow east west strip south of the Sahara Desert. The ancient keepers of doves apparently liked the white and blond versions of these birds and got rid of the ones having darker colors. But in recent times breeders have managed to retrieve the darker colored birds as well as develop a number of new colors. Today there is more than 40 distinguishable color patterns. The Barbary dove is usually somewhat larger and has a longer tail than the African collared dove. This may have resulted as some cross breeding with the Eurasian collared dove, Streptopelia decaocto . The coloration is a warm, creamy buff shading to near white on the chin, belly, and under tail coverts. There is a black, white edged collar on the back of the neck
- Ringneck Dove
- Barbary Dove
- Fawn Dove
- African collared dove
The Barbary dove is between 300 and 310 mm. and the weight is between 150 and 200 grams.