Thursday, December 2, 2010

Red Turtle Dove (Terkukur, Streptopelia tranquebarica) in a Basket!

I woke up this morning and found a red turtle dove (Burung terkukur, scientific name Streptopelia tranquebarica) in a basket. Yay, yay, I have a pet bird. Actually the juvenile Burung Terkukur (red turtle dove) flew into our kitchen and was in daze. It was put into a basket so that it can rest and recover.

Looks like it is the offspring of a pair of red turtle dove that papa has been feeding outside the house everyday. They are very tame and used to our presence now. Many types of birds flocked to our house everyday!

Papa says we must let it go when it recover! Oh, so sad! There it goes....up up and away! Fly, birdie fly!

Ahhhh, now it is back with its' family! The four of them now made the custard apple tree at the back of our house as their home. Every morning I would be greeted by their melodious chirping and every night all of them would cuddle together to sleep! Good night birdie!

17 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I only heard about turtle dove in the "12 days of Christmas" song.

Now I know how a turtle dove looks like.

cleffairy said...

hahahahahahaha... ishh.... suddenly reminds me of the bird eating the papaya post of yours. hahahahahahaha!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Your kids must be happy when they first saw it...

Bananazஇ said...

Where's papa gone..chirpy chirpy chirp chirp..born free fly free..

suituapui said...

Ha! Lots of them around my house...and pigeons too. Wouldn't even fly off when I draw near. Guess they know I'm too fat to chase and catch them. Muahahahahaha!!!

Small Kucing said...

christmas comes early for you :D

Wai Kitt said...

I think in feng shui,if that is birds build nest near/in your house will bring you and your family good fortune.

Annie Q said...

Oh..this is so sweet.

Mei Teng said...

I have never seen turtledoves before.

Xjion89 said...

really a great family for letting to rest and recover^^

MaryMoh said...

Awww....you are very sweet..and so are the birdies! :D

Christine said...

aww! what a happy story, good for you Pete.

wenn said...

birds like to visit my house too..but my dogs are a danger to them..

Bananazஇ said...

Got a bird nest under one of my apartment beam quite colorful bird with stripes and been there for a few years already. Also the mynah birds would always stopped by my fountain for a drink & 'shower' so I am feeding them with papaya skin at the balcony.

Nikel Khor said...

sound funny.. birds at your house anywhere? hahaa

jytou said...

From your photo, these are not Red Turtledoves, but the commoner Zebra/Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata), commonly known as Merbok by the locals.

Pete said...

jytou : Thks for giving the correct bird name. I guess terkukur is a little bigger in size. Cheers!

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