Colorado


This Prairie Falcon was photographed in Greeley, Colorado at an electrical power substation.

This Prairie Falcon was photographed in Greeley, Colorado at an electrical power substation.

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The Prairie Falcon is a sandy brownish bird with black wing tips, a white eyebrow stripe, and black sideburns. It has a range from southwest Canada and western United States to south Mexico. It has a habitat in open hills, plains, prairies, and deserts. Its diet is mostly small birds and mammals. It often hunts by flying fast and low over ground taking prey by surprise, as was this particular case.

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This Eurasian Collared-Dove was photographed in Johnstown, Colorado.

This Eurasian Collared-Dove was photographed in Johnstown, Colorado.

This is a juvenile Erasian Collared-Dove that hasn't developed the narrow black half-collar on the hindneck.

This is a juvenile Eurasian Collared-Dove that hasn’t developed the narrow black half-collar on the hindneck.

The Eurasian Collared-Dove was accidentally introduced in 1974 to the Bahamas and shortly after Florida. It is currently increasing and spreading through the United States form the southeast.

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The Eurasian Collared-Dove is a pale dusty brown, relieved by paler, grayer face, a narrow black half-collar on the hindneck, and a white terminal half to the black tail. It has an expanding range from Florida and the southeast of the United States. It has a habitat in suburbs, residential areas, farmland, wood edges, and open country. It feeds mostly on mostly seeds, some berries, and insects. It usually forages in flocks by walking on the ground and fluttery in branches of trees, or shrubs to take berries.

The below link will show a similar Ringed Turtle Dove, but smallerĀ  for comparison.

Select this link to see a similar Dove, Ringed Turtle Dove, for comparison