|SUCCESSFUL BREEDING OF DOVES IN LUNGSOD KALIKASAN|
|Thursday, 07 June 2012 16:48|
The Lungsod Kalikasan inside the premises of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center has been home to several species of doves and pigeons. These birds were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and rehabilitated to a healthy state, with intentions of returning them back to their natural habitat.
Towards the end of April 2012, and after setting-up several enrichment fixtures inside the enclosure, two (2) pairs of Island-collared dove, Streptopelia bitorquata (Figure III), started building their respective nests in recycled kaings. One of the nests of the island-collared doves had two (2) squabs that hatched on May 16, 2012.