The Eurasian collared dove Streptopelia decaocto is a dove species native to Europe and Asia, which has been introduced to North America. It is also called collared dove   and spelled Eurasian collared-dove. Collared doves are sometimes kept in aviculture, and form strong relationships with each other.
Discover 10 fascinating facts about the Eurasian collared dove, one of the greatest colonisers of the bird world. The Eurasian collared dove bred for the first time in Britain in in Norfolk. Before it was confined to Turkey and the Balkans in Europe, although it was found as far east as China.
Adam Rosenlund. My Uncle Dave's ranch borders Jump Creek near Homedale and has a nice tree-lined section of creek bottom. The agricultural land provides ample seeds and food for all sorts of game animals.
Spotted Doves are mostly light brown above, with darker centres to the feathers of the back and wings. The head is grey, and the neck and underparts are grey-brown, tinged with pink. In flight the white-tipped tail is clearly seen.
Our Winter Bird Highlightssummarizing the results from the season, is now online. No species of bird has colonized North America at the speed with which the Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto has marched across the continent. First found nesting just south of Miami, Florida, inthis non-native dove has rapidly adapted to human-altered environments from Florida to Alaska.
It is the sound of an avian interloper, the Eurasian collared dove. This bad bird has found its way northwest from the Bahamas and made itself at home across the United States. It has invaded Colorado and, besides irritating humans with its noise, it bullies other birds.
Forages mostly while walking on the ground. When not breeding, usually forages in flocks. Sometimes flutters among branches of trees or shrubs to take berries.
Regular readers will recall that pigeons and doves collectively, the columbiforms have been covered on a few previous occasions here at Tet Zoo see links below. But these birds are so accessible and easily photographed — and neat and interesting to boot — that, sorry, I simply have to cover them again. In this and a few subsequent articles I want to write about some of the pigeon species we have here in the UK.