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Sonoran Desert Birds



Eurasian collared dove - (Streptopelia decaocto)

 Eurasian collared dove

Size: 13 inches
Overall Color: gray/tan
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: platform
Field Identification: square tail, narrow black band on back of neck, larger than mourning dove, light gray almost white, extremely common in towns and cities
Season: year-round

Eurasian collared dove
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae (doves)
Genus: Streptopelia
species: decaocto

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