Spilopelia

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Spilopelia
Streptopelia chinensis Tas Edit.jpg
Spotted dove (S. chinensis) with plumage pattern of S. c. tigrina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Spilopelia
Sundevall, 1873
Species

See text.

Spilopelia is a small genus of doves closely related to Streptopelia, yet is distinguished from them by the difference in morphology and behavior.

Species[edit]

The genus includes just two species: