(Streptopelia decaocto) inhabits urban areas with wooded gardens or with forest patches, near urban settlements (which are preferred as nesting areas).
some 160 wild birds like houbara, hawks, collared dove
pigeon, sparrow (Passer), yellow-headed passer, and diamond pigeon were released on Sunday in Al Khawaneej area 2.
The thought occurred to me that I might have a chance at my first double on collared doves
The scenes were framed by a story in which a local bird named Al Qumri, the collared dove
, which in Qatari culture is the symbol of a better future, flew from one scene to another.
The plea follows a call to the RSPCA by a Caernarfon resident who, cut down a garden tree, and found a juvenile collared dove
which had been nesting there.
The Great Tit emerged as the winner with 24% of the votes, followed by the Eurasian Collared Dove
(Streptopelia decaocto) with 20% of the votes and the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) supported by 16% of the voters.
Relatively new is the Eurasian collared dove
, an invasive species that first showed up in Oregon about three years ago and is now found throughout the state.
Among the resident birds, common hoopoe, purple sunbird, little cormorant, Indian roller, white- throated kingfisher, spot billed duck, rose- ringed parakeet, red- collared dove
, laughing dove and greater coucal are highly prone to respiratory ailments.
It was just a bit disconcerting when a collared dove
chose to keel over and expire next to the table where some of my guests were tucking in, but a word of reassurance that it had not been sharing our food seemed to smooth things over.
Now the arrival of the little egrets is regarded as the most successful natural colonisation of these shores since the collared dove
spread throughout the UK in the late 1950s.
And here we have a collared dove
On wings of peace from heaven above.
Local rules allow hunters to kill up to 15 quails and up to 10 wood pigeons, doves, collared dove
, woodcocks and snipes.