adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-10-03)

Eurasian Collared Dove
Streptopelia decaocto

Native Range: Eurasia and Oriental Region

Notes: widely introduced into North America and elsewhere; size of Mourning Dove but with squared-off tail; song a soothing three-syllable set of coos; domesticated forms are popular as pets and sometimes are seen in the wild as escapees.

rear view showing collar (place; 2008-03-24)

forages on ground (Portugal; 2006-06-06)

adult (Portugal; 2006-06-01)

showing squared-off tail (Florida, USA; 2008-12-20)

advanced chick or squab on nest (Portugal; 2006-06-06)

adult posing for a portrait (central Utah; 2013-06-06)