Collared Dove

Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto Streptopelia decaocto


Size: 12 inches (30 cm)
Habitat: Farmland, parks and gardens
Feeding: Grain, seeds and some berries
Eggs: 2 white eggs laid March - September,
incubation 14 days
Collared Dove    

The collared dove is a relative newcomer to the UK. It first started breeding here in the 1950's and has since become widespread.

The sexes are alike with a pale grey/brown back and pale grey below. They have a distinctive black and white collar on the back of the neck.

Makes a familiar and monotonous cooing call.

Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
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