Findings of Oriental Turtle Doves in Sutan

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oriental turtle dove- Chotonagpur Plateau

Oriental Turtle Doves are quite common in the Himalayan region but not sighted earlier in Chotonagpur plateau of West Bengal. During a field visit in Jhilimili range in September, 2014, First individual was seen on the road. Then on 11th february, 2015 first photographic record was done. After that a good population was found roaming on the Sutan road regularly. Their population increases during the winter. Though In 2016-2017 winter the number declines to 3 individuals compared to 8 individuals in 2015-2016.

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Anirban Patra
Anirban Patra
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