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Turtle dove/Divja grlica

Streptopelia turtur

Description:

Lightly gray, medium-pigeon sized bird with light brown wings and black spots on it, black tail and tiny head.

Habitat:

Asia, Africa, Europe.

Notes:

This dove was so quick I hardly got a chance to catch it on camera :)

1 species ID suggestions

Turtle Dove
Streptopelia turtur Turtle Dove

4 Comments

Ursula
Ursula 4 years ago

ok! thx for this explanation :))

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 4 years ago

As far as I can see both have the markings but in yours can't see the real shape of it. But it doesn't matter because in Europe there are no other doves that look this similar to turtle dove so this is the only option. These are the only birds we have in Europe from genus: Streptopelia, http://carolinabirds.org/HTML/EU_Dove_Ol... Oh, and this one is a migratory birds so we have it here from spring till end of summer.

Ursula
Ursula 4 years ago

thx Faredin! the feathers look about right-what about the mark on a neck? p.s. I also love these birds :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 4 years ago

Nice one Ursula, I love these birds, brings good memories :)

Croatia

Lat: 43.48, Long: 16.25

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

Reference

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