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European Turtle Dove

(Streptopelia turtur)
German name(s): "Turteltaube"
Size: 24-29 cm; wing span 47-55 cm
Weight: 85-170 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See European Turtle Dove at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Pair of European Turtle Doves, with the cock on the left, trying to impress the hen on the right (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Kursumlija, South-east Serbia, June 2016]

Sex unknown

Distant frontal view of an European Turtle Dove (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Vilarelhos, Tras os Montes, Portugal, in May 2018]

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