Sunday, February 9, 2014

Eurasian Collared-Dove

These guys and gals are becoming regulars here. They're almost the size of pigeons and they coo funny. :)
 
 
 I tried to catch a Collared-Dove with a Mourning Dove in the same photo to show the size differential.
Song Sparrow in front, Mourning Dove, then Eurasian Collared-Dove
Here's a look at a Mourning Dove
Here's the Collared-Dove
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

123 comments:

Midmarsh John said...

I didn't know you also had collared doves over there.

Carole M. said...

very impressive, the Collared Dove looks great

eileeninmd said...

I think they are pretty doves. It seems they are doing well here in the states. Great shots.

Revrunner said...

Nice combination of pictures showing the differences. Thanks.

Brk Trt said...

Mourning doves are kinda crazy. I've had several of them fly into the glass windows. It's a wonder they don't break their necks.

Sandra said...

i am not sure which ours are, i will have to pay more attention. thanks for showing the difference... i have not heard a sound from them in a couple of months... the hawk has either eaten or chased them off. hope they come back in the spring.

Dianna said...

Wow! They're much larger than the Mourning Doves we have in our area!

Mersad said...

They have a very delicate look to them which I quite like. Also the soft grey colors are really beautiful on them. Thanks for sharing!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

georgettesullins said...

I like their elegant suit of gray feathers.

Molly The Wally said...

Wow is there is quite a difference in size. We being a bit thick thought they we pigeons at first. Have a serene Sunday and get in some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Łucja-Maria said...

Such birds with me a lot.
I like the whole series photoshoot.
Greetings.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I had never seen a collared dove. We do have mourning doves here. I love listening to them. xo Laura

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

They look so dignified and... smooth? Looks like they're growing out of the Eurasian part of their name!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love Doves, great pictures and the collared dove is so much larger, wow!!!!! Francine.

Blackberry Lane said...

I had not seen the collared dove either. Interesting to compare.

rainfield61 said...

Okay, students, biology class today.

This is a Collared Dove.

Our photos said...

Beautiful dove!

cobie en bas van Es said...

ze hebben het allemaal heel goed bij je daarom komen ze zo graag.

Lynne said...

Very definite collar and a stately chap too!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I didn't know their name! But, we had LOTS of them visit here this year. Thank you for educating me... again! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Margieb said...

The first thing I thought when I saw the first photo was the cooing they would be doing. As a side note, you and I keep picking the same favorite of Rita's alphabet series, LOL! I decide and then I see you have picked the same one! Her series is so dang charming. I have started doing one myself. Such a cute idea.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, that guy's big enough to be dinner:@)

Tammy said...

I like the collared doves, too! They have such cool red eyes!

Montanagirl said...

Now that the Collared Doves have taken over everything, we never see a Mourning Dove anymore. The Collareds come to our backyard by the dozens.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

They are very beautiful!! They kind of look like our Mourning Doves.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

are pigeons & doves related? i need to look into that. i prefer dove that are white over the brownish colors. i must admit i don't like the chip or whatever you wish to call - i think you said coo ... it drives me batty. ha. ha!! ( :

Ela said...

I know these birds, they often visit my garden.
Greetings :)

Pom Pom said...

Thank you! I think we have the collared doves then. I call them the love doves. I just saw a red fox run by my house! He was bunny hunting. Go, bunnies, go!

Anvilcloud said...

Do they squeak like Mourning Doves when they take off. I always this the MDs require WD40.

joeh said...

Great comparison pictures. I think we only get morning doves.
If I saw a collared dove I would just identify it as a big morning dove...well now I know better.

messymimi said...

When i was young, my mother had a few collared doves as pets -- they do make some interesting noises.

Karen S. said...

How lovely this is. I miss our Mourning Doves, and the Killdeer as well, they don't seem to come around my place as they did in years past.

Irma said...

Beautiful pigeons.
The Collared Dove is superb, I have also those in my garden.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

They are a regular resident here at our home more so than the Mourning Dove.

Beth said...

The doves are beautiful! Great shots!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful birds! I've never seen any of these before!

A Quiet Corner said...

These are so striking, T!...:)JP

Paula said...

We have those large doves here. They really get the bird feeder to swinging and spill the seed on the ground for the smaller birds to have a feast.

don said...

A fine close up of these two doves. I like seeing the difference in their sizes. The Eurasian Collared dove is beautiful.

Donna said...

I don't think I've ever seen that kind around here. Cool!

Breathtaking said...

There are several pairs of Collared Doves on our farm.I think they are beautiful. There's certainly a marked difference in size between the M D. and the C D.

Kate said...

You do so very well capturing these feathered friends of yours. We went out to get bird seed and suet for our casa while we are here in NM, and I hope that we can entice some of the bird here to come visit our backyard.

The Queen Jester said...

Lovely images - I like how you captured all three birds at one time to show the size differential...I would have resorted to Photoshop due to my short little span of attention.

Gail Dixon said...

We have these doves here too but I've never heard them coo. Thanks for the link! They are quite large compared to mourning doves. Ours seem lighter in color than yours.

Inger said...

We had mourning doves in Los Angeles, then I think we had these collard doves here, but I thought they were mourning doves. Now, in winter and drought, we basically only have ravens and a few scrub jays.

The Dancing Donkey said...

I had a pair of ring-neck doves long ago, which I think may be the same, as a pets. They were very sweet, friendly birds. They had a little coop that they could leave every day and go out and be wild birds, but they always came home in the afternoon and would ride around on my shoulders. Such lovely creatures.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Doves, you shot those so meaningful.

karmnik54 said...

U mnie też taki jest:)

Stephanie said...

Nice series of shots!

ellen abbott said...

We had some collared doves show up a while back but haven't seen any since.

Sally said...

Very nice, T! I don't I've seen either one before. :)

Red said...

You have a fine collection of birds. We rarely see collared doves.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Cool look with the collar. Fancy pants compared to the smaller Mourning dove.

I wonder which the Raptors prefer? I suppose it's the one they catch. ;-)

Leovi said...

I love these pictures , beautiful birds !

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such pretty doves.....great shots!

Julia said...

I didn't know about the Colored dove being so big. We have the mourning doves here and they hang around the house sunshining themselves on the wood pile.
Hugs,
JB

DIMI said...

We have those doves here Tex!Beautiful bird!!Excellent shots!!Wish you a happy new week!!Dimi...

Julia said...

Oops, I misspelled Collared.
JB

RedPat said...

You can certainly see the family resemblance!

holdingmoments said...

I think they're going for global domination lol

Jen said...

I'm always off looking for something more exotic. I really should give them more respect. Doves are symbols of peace, after all. Nice photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Pretty grey colour on these lovely doves.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think my sister,who is not a birder,got it right. She describes the Collared Dove like a Mourning Dove that has a cold,kind hoarse.

Patty Woodland said...

I love birds that coo

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I've never seen a Eurasian Collared Dove and just assumed, when you showed them here, that they were the same as our Mourning Doves, only with different coloring and markings. I had no idea they were so much larger. Great set of images.

Melissa said...

Great comparison shot. The collar is a very striking feature. Are they considered invasive or why do they have the Eurasian name?

Robin Lamb said...

T, the doves are so beautiful. We have three that spend time in our yard. I think one of them is last years baby! I didn't know there was such a size difference between the two.

Cheyenne said...

You make everything beautiful!

I will have to look up their 'coo.'

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I have the collared doves here too and they do coo funny. In fact you identified them for me. I also have the morning doves.

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice! We see the Eurasian Collared Doves all over the place now. They certainly have taken over the world!

Small City Scenes said...

They are big guys. They are pests in some areas and fair game. Awwww!
MB

Giga said...

U nas też te ptaki fruwają i lubię je. Pozdrawiam.
You also these birds are flying and I like them. Yours.

Hilary said...

Doves don't seem to have much going on upstairs but they sure are lovely looking things.

Fjällripan said...

They are both so beautiful!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Well, this might have been the size of the dove (pigeon) that we 'ate' in Italy. We were there with two of Pieter's Campbell Soup colleagues and we ate soup from dove. When I translated it to them, they looked at me and said: 'You mean we eat the Peace Dove?'
I would never ever kill something to eat... but different countries use different food.
It is quite striking to see the tiny Mourning dove together with the bigger Eurasian collared dove.
Hugs,
Mariette

Debbie said...

Different but alike somehow!!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Now I will pay closer attention to the doves (we get a bunch). I think our are all mourning doves. Thanks for the lesson!

Brian King said...

They're kinda like a tuxedo version of the Mourning Dove. Very handsome!

Dicky Bird said...

I will have to pay more attention to the details in birds - you have such a great eye.

Michelle said...

They look quite dignified with their collar.

Raggedy Creations said...

They are quite a bit larger than the mourning dove.
Thanks for the link to listen to their calls, that's pretty neat.

Deanna said...

I do love their sweet faces. Phoenix has many Mourning Doves and we have doves here as well, just not sure what kind, they are far and few between this time of year!

Christian Weiß said...

Impressive photos.

bailey-road.com said...

They're pretty birds. I haven't seen any here and wonder if they are very competitive with Mourning Doves as far as feeding and nesting habits.

Rose said...

This is my first visit. I found you through Mildred's blog. Those doves are so pretty and seem so peaceful. Thank you for sharing with us.

parker said...

Seems I am seeing more of these Eurasians than the Native Mourning Doves. I hope they don't drive the smaller mournings out!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A different kind of dove. Pretty!

Sandy Carlson said...

That's an elegant, graceful little bird!

KB Bear said...

The collared doves are beautiful. We have no doves at this time of year so I enjoy seeing yours!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is a different coo, isn't it? It's quicker than the mourning doves. I like those collars. They're all very pretty!

Cloudia said...

peaceful - a bit stupid looking



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Deb said...

I love doves....we get a few of those come through here too...

Larry Ostby said...

The size difference is impressive. They are quite beautiful.

Linda R said...

Such wonderful shots my friend. I used to love to watch the dove puff up and try to stay warm.

Hugs~

Paul said...

I like the comparison pictures, really shows the size difference between the two kinds of doves.

Rita said...

That was really sweet to be able to hear them!! Wow! Thanks for finding that website. :)

Weekend-Windup said...

The Collared Dove looks great. I too have many variety of doves in my home.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
OMG, how amazing and miraculous (for me? haha) you could take the shot with those three☆☆☆ Dove and pigeon(鳩・ハト)was just a different way of calling them(^^;) Yes, I learned the world of animal is not so simple p;)
I wondered if they were friendly together.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'd never heard of them before! Just lovely.
Your squirrel is quite the man!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Stewart M said...

I think this species of bird underwent a huge expansion in range in Europe in the 1950s - as far as I know people don't really know why.

Nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Very nice!

Betty Manousos said...

a collard dove? they are quite pretty! thanks for sharing.

Laura. M said...

Good photos!!

Anni said...

I'm late getting around to visiting from the birthday weekend, but I wanted to say...Wow...great dove images. The sunlight...the shadows and the handsome ones!! Did I just say sunlight? You're lucky to have that. It's been weeks here. Seems like an eternity! LOL

Thanks for linking up!

MarkD60 said...

Very interesting boid.

McGuffy Ann said...

I love doves, even pigeons who are really Rock Doves.

Rose said...

I didn't realize there was that much difference in size. Every time I see doves here, I always look for one of these collared doves. I don't even know if we are supposed to have them, but always think one could get off course and end up here.

Furry Bottoms said...

Definitely see why they're "collared" doves. So pretty.

Terry and Linda said...

You won't want those invasive birds there. They have killed or ran off all our Mourning Doves here. They are really rather nasty as they break the shells of the Mourning Doves and/or peck to kill the little chicks. They do call funny and they take over in flocks.
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Candy C. said...

These guys are taking over down at our barn! We had two about three years ago, now there are 10 or 12. I love their coo but that screech they let out occasionally is a little disconcerting! LOL!!

michaelswoodcraft said...

Cool, I don't think I have noticed the black collar!

Pat Tillett said...

It's very nice (so are the others). Really nice photos!

Gert said...

These are beautiful birds! We only have the mourning doves here....we really love them!

McGuffy Ann said...

These ducks are welcome anytime!

Marie said...

Great shots! We are supposed to also have the co0llared doves, but I haven't seen any. I do see the white winged doves a lot, and of course the mourning doves.

Jeevan said...

Absolutely beautiful Dove!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The size comparison is helpful! We have those two plus one called a ground dove, even smaller, here.

Pallavi said...

They look so adorable :)

Helma said...

What particular colored pigeon!! Never seen before.
Very nice that you saw him TexWisGirl :-)

edenhills said...

They are very pretty. It was nice of them to pose together for comparison. :-)

damian said...


In my area there are a lot, a common garunek :)

Regards

pattisjarrett said...

I read those are becoming more prevalent in some areas. They are big! I thought they'd be closer in size to the Mourning Dove.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

That's a great image of the Mourning Dove (next-to-last photo). Great size comparison shot, too.

~Lindy

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