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
Expansion of the Eurasian Collared-Dove