Eurasian Collared-Dove

Scientific: Streptopelia decaocto
Norwegian: Tykerdue

The Eurasian Collared-Dove is a recent immigrant in the United States. Several were introduced in the Bahamas in the 70s and by the 80s were seen in Florida. They are larger than the Mourning Dove and their tail is squared off instead of pointed. They are around 12 inches. They live in scrub grasslands and many times seen near grain elevators. They eat cracked corn and other grains. They are one of a few species that can drink water with their head down. They are year-round residents in Spring Grove.

Eurasian Collared-Dove Sound