Eurasian Collared-Dove or Collared Dove (Streptopelia decapcto) Pictures and Detail

Eurasian Collared Dove, Collared Dove

Eurosian Collared Dove or Collared Dove (Streptopelia decapcto) Pictures and Detail

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Today, I will talk about another dove species i.e. Eurasian Collared dove or popularly known as a collared dove. Earlier, I covered three dove species on this blog and they were Laughing Dove, Rock Dove and Spotted Dove. A collared dove is also a common form of a dove and it has spread to the many parts of the world. 


Eurasian Collared Dove, Collared Dove

The scientific name of this dove is Streptopelia decapcto and it is a native bird to Europe and Asia; however, it has been introduced to the American continent too. Because of their good population, these birds are put under the category of least concerned birds. 

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Eurasian Collared Dove, Collared Dove

They also have similar eating habits as that of other dove birds like grains, fruits, small insects, etc. I spotted a pair of Eurasian collared doves and found them mostly together which shows their strong relationship. They are called collared doves because of the black colored collar-like shape around their neck. 
Eurasian Collared Dove or Collared Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove or Collared Dove
They almost have the same length as common pigeons but are slightly thinner in size. Their average length is 32 cm and a wingspan of 52 cm. Collared dove birds love to live around human habitation so that they can easily get their food. It is common to see them in fields or around the fields to get the grains to eat. 
Eurasian Collared Dove or Collared Dove
Back of Eurasian Collared-Dove or Collared Dove
The best way to recognize these birds is to recognize the half-collar of black color on the neck. Around the half-collar at edges, we can also notice white color. 
juvenile, Eurasian Collared Dove, Collared Dove
The black-colored half-collar is not clearly visible in the juvenile birds. The opposite sexes of the collared dove are similar in shape but female birds are slightly smaller in size. They have two subspecies that differ slightly in color and shape. 
Eurasian Collared Dove or Collared Dove

In the picture below, you can see the pair of collared doves which I mostly found around me. 
pair, collared dove,


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