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Eurasian Collared Dove

(Streptopelia decaocto)
Alternate name(s): "Collared Dove", "Eurasian Collared-Dove"
Size: 30-33 cm; wing span 47-55 cm
Weight: 125-240 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Collared Dove at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "decaocto"

ADULT

Near-frontal view of an Eurasian Collared Dove
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

Lateral view of an Eurasian Collared Dove
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

The same Eurasian Collared Dove as above, with its head turned
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

Pair of Eurasian Collared Doves hiding low in an acacia
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

Eurasian Collared Dove up in a tree
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

The same Eurasian Collared Dove as above, stretching
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

Pair of Eurasian Collared Doves
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

Pair of Eurasian Collared Doves in flight

Pair of Eurasian Collared Doves in flight

Eurasian Collared Dove with maximum flaps and reverse throttle in its final approach for landing

Covey of Eurasian Collared Doves on an irrigator; photo obtained at Sun Farms, Sohar (Batinah region). Special permission to enter the premises for bird photography is hereby most gratefully acknowledged

Additional information

More photos of Eurasian Collared Doves, race "decaocto", were taken in Europe.

Food, Diet

As all pigeons and doves, Eurasian Collared Doves are strictly vegetarian. To the best of our knowledge they feed exclusively on seeds.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

The specific name "decaocto" (=18) reflects the fact that Eurasian Collared Doves regularly use 6 sequences of 3 "coo" calls, i.e. 6x "coo-COO-coo".

eurcdov_dw_20160915.m4a decaocto
(Central Poland)
Contact calls © DW

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