Philippine Collared-Dove

Streptopelia dusumieri

ML312189231


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Ramon Quisumbing
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eBird Checklist S82476497
Pamalican Island, Cuyo
Palawan, Philippines
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Latitude and Longitude 11.3566, 120.7279 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
Watermark;

Media notes

Observation details

I spent the whole day birding on a golf cart. Amanpulo Resort has built many, sand paths for golf carts all over Pamalican island, which allowed me easy access to practically all parts of the 2-1/2 km long island. For the past 40+ years, Amanpulo Resort has preserved the island and its forest and wildlife, and the birds have become friendly and used to people without being harassed. Dozens of Philippine Collared Doves are readily seen, 2-4 at a time, foraging on or near the golf cart paths or perched on coconut trees along the beaches. The first bird I saw when I stepped out of our villa was a PCD foraging on the entrance path 10 meters away. 60 PCDs is actually a conservative number. Notably, there are no Spotted Doves, Zebra Doves, or Red Turtle Doves on the island. Pamalican is the only island I have seen where PCDs are the dominant dove and have little competition.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Lens model
EF600mm f/4L IS III USM +1.4x III
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
840 mm
Shutter speed
1/200 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
641KB
Dimensions
5211 x 3648

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