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The Spotted Doves (Spilopelia chinensis formerly Streptopelia) - also known as Spotted Turtle Doves - are native to the tropical southern Asia.

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These doves occur naturally throughout Southeast Asia. Introduced populations have also established themselves in the United States (Hawaii and Los Angeles area, Southern California), northern Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia, they are found around the major towns and cities in southern and eastern Australia; specifically from Hobart, Tasmania north to Cooktown, Queensland south to Port Lincoln, South Australia. They can also be seen in Perth, Pemberton, Kalgoorlie and Esperance, in Western Australia

Their habitats are open woodland and agricultural areas; and they have also adopted well to urban areas, and are common in streets, gardens and parks. They generally don't venture into deep forests.

Even though these birds are mostly sedentary, young birds may disperse to find suitable home territories. They are usually seen alone or in pairs, in particular during the breeding season.