Collared Dove

Description

Key information

Collared doves are a pale, pinky-brown grey colour, with a distinctive black neck collar (as the name suggests). They have deep red eyes and reddish feet. Their monotonous cooing will be a familiar sound to many of you. Although you’ll often see them on their own or in pairs, flocks may form where there is a lot of food available.

What they eat:

Seeds, grains, buds and shoots.

Measurements:

Length:
32 cm
Wingspan:
51 cm
Weight:
200 g

Population:

UK breeding:
990,000 pairs

Identifying features:

Collared dove

Feather colour: Black Brown Cream/buff Grey Pink/purple White
Leg colour: Brown Pink Red
Beak: Black Medium length Thin
Natural habitats: Farmland Urban and suburban

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