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Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) Camedi pdf updated
Local name of Eurasian Collared-Dove is camedi. Eurasian Collared-Doves have plump bodies, small heads, and long tails. Size of Eurasian Collared-Doves is between 22 cm to 30 cm including the tail. The Weight of adult is between 120 g. to 260 g. They’re larger than Mourning Doves but slimmer and longer-tailed than a Rock Pigeon. Eurasian Collared-Doves have a large, pale gray-buff dove with a black collar. There is also a naturally occurring cream-colored variant, and this species is known to hybridize with the ringed turtle-dove, so plumage variation will occur. The tail is fairly long and blunt-ended. The wings are broad and slightly rounded. Eurasian Collared-Doves are chalky light brown to gray-buff birds with broad white patches in the tail. The bird’s collar is a narrow black crescent around the nape of the neck. In flight and when perched. The adult male has buffy grey-brown upper parts, but the back is greyer. The flight feathers are darker brown. When the wing is closed, the fore edge appears bluish grey. The head shows pale grey forehead and crown, whereas nape and neck sides are more pinkish. At the rear of the head, at neck base, we can see a black half collar edged with white.
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