A sad day for a Zebra Dove


Happened in Thailand, Hua Hin. Could happen almost anywhere. I was sitting quietly with my camera near the beach, where this Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata, in Finnish seeprakyyhky) was looking for something to eat.

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I turned my head and noticed a cat lurking intensively the unsuspecting bird.

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The dove turned and started to move slowly under the deck chair, not noticing the motionless cat.

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In a fraction of a second the cat used this moment of opportunity, jumped and caught the poor dove.

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 o – o – o
I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

 

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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2 Responses to A sad day for a Zebra Dove

  1. Despite the fact you didn’t warn the poor dove (!!), a determined killer cat would get his prey sooner or later. It is a well captured real life drama!

    • A split of a second I thought the dove was safe when it was going under the chair. But no, all happened so quickly. (And frankly, we all – dove, cat and me – were opportunistic: easy food, good pray and photo opportunity 😉.)

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