Dove


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 smaller  for comparison.

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The White Winged Dove is similar to a Mourning Dove but has a large white patch on the wing and white tail corner tips.

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A brown Dove similar to the Mourning Dove except with a large white patch on the wing, a rounded tail with white corners and black stripping. It has a range from the Southwest States to Peru, but is becoming more common in the South. It can be seen along the Gulf Coast, and is known as the Dove of the desert. It has a habitat in river woods, mesquites, groves, and towns. It diets on mostly seeds, some fruits, and berries. I saw the Dove thinking it was a Mourning Dove, and was able to photograph only two photos.

The Mourning Dove can be heard every morning in Muskego, WI

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The common wild dove with a soft voice repeating woo-oo woo-oo. Heard frequently in the early morning. Its range covers the U. S., Alaska, Canada, and down to Panama. Its habitat are farms, towns, open woods, roadsides , and roadsides.


Photo taken on St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA

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The typical Rock Dove is gray with a whitish rump, black wing bars, and a broad dark tal band. Domestic Rock Doves may have a wide range of color variants. It is world wide in domestication and can be found about cities, farms, cliffs, and bridges.

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.