Eurasian Collared Dove
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The Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) most often simply called the Collared Dove, also sometimes hyphenated as Eurasian Collared-dove is a species of dove native to Asia and Europe, and also recently introduced in North America.
It is a medium sized dove, distinctly smaller than the Wood Pigeon, similar in length to a Rock Pigeon but slimmer and longer-tailed, and slightly larger than the related Turtle Dove, 30–33 cm long from tip of beak to tip of tail, with a wingspan of 47–55 cm, and a weight of 125–240 g. It is grey-buff to pinkish-grey overall, a little darker above than below, with a blue-grey underwing patch. The tail feathers are grey-buff above, and dark grey tipped white below; the outer tail feathers also tipped whitish above. It has a black half-collar edged with white on its nape from which it gets its name. The short legs are red and the bill is black. The iris is red, but from a distance the eyes appear to be black, as the pupil is relatively large and only a narrow rim of reddish-brown iris can be seen around the black pupil. The eye is surrounded by a small area of bare skin, which is either white or yellow. The two sexes are virtually indistinguishable; juveniles differ in having a poorly developed collar, and a brown iris.
It is closely related to the Island Collared Dove of southeast Asia and the African Collared Dove of sub-Saharan Africa, forming a superspecies with these. Identification from African Collared Dove is very difficult with silent birds, with the African species being marginally smaller and paler, but the calls are very distinct, a soft purring in African Collared Dove quite unlike the Eurasian Collared Dove's cooing.
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- [2012-01-14 16:30]
Hi Razvan,spectacular capture of this dove,what a super quality of sharpness and what a beautiful color in background to complete the very artistic composition! Very nice the pose too!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Doves and pigeons are such graceful birds and your Eurasian Collared Dove is no exception. I really like the point of view showing so much details of the bird's tailpiece and back feathers. The collar is well seen and is quite prominent against the greyish colour of the plumage. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
excellent colors performance, in this elegant composition, the BG elects well the subject!
supercomposition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2012-01-15 11:12]
Lovely shot,composition and colours are very good.
Details and background are nice too.
congratulations for the beautiful photography, great sharpness and wonderful colors
Great POV and good BG.
Thanks for sharing,