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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Collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) inhabits urban areas with wooded gardens or with forest patches, near urban settlements (which are preferred as nesting areas).
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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.