Eurasian Collared-Dove

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.

Eurasian-Collared Dove

Eurasian-Collared Dove

Eurasian-Collared Dove

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.

2 thoughts on “Eurasian Collared-Dove

  1. 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.

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