Thursday, October 25, 2007

Turtle Dove (斑鳩)

What is this?

It is a turtle dove jumping on to a ledge at the TsimShaTsui East Promenade. It is quite common in Hong Kong.

It also features in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”. Remember “Four calling birds, Three french hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree…”?




2 comments:

The Cat said...

Flying rats! That's what we used to call them back when I was in college :-)

StephenC said...

Did they steal from you? They don't look like rats to me. :)