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European turtle dove

Streptopelia turtur

Habitat:

Urban, apple fields

Notes:

According to the State of Europe's Common Birds 2007 report, the European Turtle Dove population in Europe has fallen by 62% in recent times. This is partly because changed farming practices mean that the weed seeds and shoots on which it feeds, especially fumitory, are more scarce, and partly due to shooting of birds in Mediterranean countries during their migration (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2...)


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3 Comments

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 4 years ago

Yes, it's sad but we will not let them disappear...we will do anything it takes to save them.

It is a gorgeous bird, so sad to hear of their numbers decline... (Turtle dove (62% decline) Hope, endangered bird species Agencies/People, do something to try to reversed it.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 4 years ago

Thank you!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

wow, what a bird! great spotting, faredin!

Пелагониски Регион, Macedonia

Lat: 41.08, Long: 21.01

Spotted on Aug 1, 2014
Submitted on Aug 31, 2014

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