Photo taken on St Charles Ave. near the Garden District in New Orleans, LA

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Ringed Turtle Doves are domesticated and are established in several Florida cities, but is spreading out.

The Ringed Turtle Dove is noted with pale gray or beige color and a narrow black neck-ring. The darker primaries are paler and not contrasting strongly with the rest of the wing.  The rounded tail shows white in the corners. The range is mostly in the south of the United States, but is spreading out. The habitat is near city parks and trees with water. Its diet is seeds, waste grain, fruits, and insects.

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