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Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove

© David McDonald

Streptopelia decaocto

Family: (Columbidae) Pigeons and Doves

Preferred Habitat: Urban and suburban areas. Very common on the coast.

Seasonal Occurrence: Common permanent resident.

Notes: Eurasian Collared-Doves were introduced from Europe in the 1970s and are now rapidly spreading throughout the United States. They hybridize with African Collared-Doves (formerly called Ringed Turtle-Doves) and are difficult to distinguish. But since Eurasian Collared-Doves are so much more common, they are the safer bet.
- Susan Billetdeaux

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