speckled upperparts; markings on side of neck (Spain; 2006-06-10)

European Turtle Dove
Streptopelia turtur

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a common inhabitant of open woodlands, parks, and gardens; nests in trees; in folklore and popular literature, this species has become an emblem of devoted love; one of the species featured in the song "the 12 days of Christmas"; feeds on the ground; issues a soothing coo that sounds like "turr, turr".

grey crown, nape; red eye-ring; pinkish legs and feet (Spain; 2006-06-10)