Collared Dove

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Collared Dove

 

(Streptopelia decaocto), also collared turtle dove, a bird of the family Columbidae. It measures 28 cm long and weights up to 150 g. The back is brownish gray. There is a black half-collar on the neck and the tail is edged with white. The legs are red. The collared dove is distributed in southern Asia and in Europe; after the 1940’s it settled as far as eastern France, Scotland, southern Norway, and Finland. Moving eastward in the USSR it has reached Estonia and Byelorussia and Poltava, Kharkov, and Kherson oblasts. From Afghanistan it penetrated into Turkmenia and has settled along the valley of the Tedzen River. Keeping to populated places, it nests on buildings and trees, two to four times a summer. The bird feeds mainly on seeds.

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The Eurasian collared dove, meanwhile, is lumped together with mourning doves in Oregon's hunting regulations, with the same season (Sept.
Most Americans aren't used to the unlimited shooting of birds considered agricultural varmints (though we may become more used to it if Eurasian collared doves continue to increase across our continent).
Wing-shooters have limited options as summer nears, but the state's rapidly growing population of Eurasian collared doves offers one possibility since their status as non-native birds means that there is no closed season or bag limit on them.
Eurasian collared doves (often called ring neck doves) are not native to Florida and therefore have no bag limits or closed seasons under state or federal law.