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Friday, February 15, 2008

Eurasian Collared-Dove


Here are some recent photos of an Eurasian Collared-Dove I took in GA. This large dove resembles a Mourning Dove but you can see the black "collar" on the neck. It's tail is very rounded, not pointed, like a Mourning Dove's. Attractive, but it's a bit of a piggy at feeders. Originally from Asia, this species was introduced into the Bahama's in the 70's, then spread to Florida. It's rapidly spreading throughout this country and has been seen in many states.

Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2008

1 comment:

Tom said...

Lillian,

The bird is flight is really spectacular. I've seen these birds in S.C. and I here that some have been poking around western Ohio, but that haven't nested here yet. I'm sure only a matter of time!

Tom @ Ohio Nature