19 January, 2010

Eurasian Collared-dove

Scientific Name: Streptopelia decaocto

Population Estimate: 14-33M, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Widespread in artificial and scrubland habitats throughout much of Europe and Asia. Introduced to the Americas via the Bahamas in the 1970's. 

Field Notes: Medium-sized dove, overall pink to grey to brown. Distinctive black half-collar on back on neck. Song a three-part coo.

Personal Notes: More common than pigeons in Cancun, Mexico.

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