A Eurasian Collared-Dove has taken up residence at my fiancee’s (Stacia) family home in DeKalb County, Illinois. This bird has been buddying up with a Mourning Dove and we heard they can mate but are not sure if that is true.
Perhaps the coolest thing about this dove is the odd sound it makes when it flies. It is a cross between a sick duck and an angry bird.
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I am unaware of any research supporting the mating of Eurasian Collared-Doves and Morning Doves. In regards to the call you are hearing, it is a warning call, most commonly used when protecting it’s territory. Eurasian Collared-Doves are very territorial and do not like other Eurasian Collared-Doves in their territory, but appear to be more tolarant of Morning Doves. The Eurasian Collared-Dove is an invasive exotic, which has been expanding it’s range throughout the United States. It is estimated that the initial population entered Florida in the early 1980s after a population was released from the pet trade in the Bahamas in the late 1970s.
It is always fun to have resident birds that you can watch on a daily basis. Doves are beautiful birds!