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Zebra dove (Geopelia striata)

Perkutut jawa or barred ground dove or zebra dove (Geopelia striata) is a bird species in Columbidae, monomorphic, grain-eating only, although it may also eat insects and small invertebrates, blue irises, black and white stripes cut by light brown color on the part of the brown chest and stomach.

G. striata is classified as small size is 21 cm, slender and long tail. The head is gray, the neck and sides are smooth lines and the back is brown with black edges. Black-tailed side with white tip. The iris is bluish gray, while the pair of legs are dark pink.

Dlium Zebra dove (Geopelia striata)

Zebra dove live in pairs or small groups. Prefers open fields for food on the ground in forests, gardens, parks, agricultural land, grasslands in the lowlands, house yards and sometimes gather to drink in water sources.

Flat and thin nests are built using branches in a large tree canopy and sometimes not far from the settlement, although they will immediately fly away if a human tries to approach. White eggs and 2 items in January-September.

Perkutut jawa is unique, especially in its beautiful singing and has become the favorite bird of the kings in Java since the Majapahit Kingdom. The songs generally consist of front, middle and end sounds.

Waveform analysis shows males pass on the front sounds and the number of beats to their offspring, whereas females pass on the end sounds and give a touch of rhythm.



G. striata that are bred are usually fed with only grain including white milet, red milet, barley, small-sized grain and black sticky rice. Sometimes extra food includes canary seed, godem seeds, mustard seeds and cuttlefish for mineral needs.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Geopelia
Species: G. striata

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