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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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Invasive collared doves are larger than migratory mourning doves, with fan tails and lighter coloration.
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.
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Collared doves aren't great nest makers - sometimes chicks fall through the flimsy branches.
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The maize is loved by blackbirds and the seed is top choice for finches, tits, house sparrows and collared doves.
SURVEY WINNERS Woodpigeons and collared doves continue to be the two biggest winners, now seen in over half of UK gardens.
However, woodpigeons, collared doves, blue, great, coal and long-tailed tits have all stormed into our gardens, making regular appearances in the Big Garden Birdwatch top 15, year on year.
Relative newcomers to the southeastern United States, Eurasian collared doves from the Bahamas also frequent the sprawling landscape that boasts a 380-acre Cypress and Tupelo Gum tree brake, a 36-acre fishery, and 300 acres of rice production land.
Breeding by collared doves was first proved on Teesside in Middlesbrough in 1960.
With the good weather appearing our garden is alive with the fluttering of wings and birdsong, from wood pigeons, collared doves, dozens of sparrows and, amazingly, two pairs of goldfinches which are nesting in a tree directly opposite our kitchen window.