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Eurasian Collared Dove Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  Such an interesting story with this species. The first time I saw one in South Dakota was 2004. They had become established in the United States in the preceding years and were rapidly spreading in range. They were few and far between back then, but as the years have gone one, they've become more and more common. Today, it's hard to go out birding and NOT run across Eurasian Collared Doves. They must be filling some niche, something a bird like the Mourning Dove isn't filling, as they are around all year long, and you don't often see them associated with Mourning Doves. In pretty  much any town with a grain elevator, you'll find some hanging around the area.  The photo below is from Oldham, South Dakota in 2012.

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove 1

February 4th, 2006

Near Corson, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove 2

February 4th, 2006

Near Corson, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove 3

January 3rd, 2008

Baltic, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove 4

January 3rd, 2008

Baltic, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto 

Eurasian Collared Dove 5

January 3rd, 2008

Baltic, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove 6

March 31st, 2012

Oldham, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove 7

March 31st, 2012

Oldham, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove 8

December 23rd, 2011

Presho, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

 

 

Eurasian Collared Dove 9 

December 23rd, 2011

Presho, South Dakota

Eurasian Collared Dove 10

October 10th, 2016

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

 

 

Click here for the species description page for the Eurasian Collared Dove


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