December 31, 2015

Streptopelia orientalis meena

No: Mongolturdeldue, Eng: Oriental turtle dove, It: Tortora orientale

Dear All,
A very rare bird for the last post of the year. The Oriental Turtle Dove has only been seen around 20 times in Norway for the last 100 years.
This one has been around a garden near Bergen for the christmas week. It belongs to central Asia, but has 
evidently navigated wrong. It is very similar to the ‘standard’ Turtle dove, but quite a bit larger.

Thanks to Harald and Talina for joining in the excursion!

Best wishes for the New Year!

Fana, Hordaland, December 2015. 

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