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Common Name:Dove, Eurasian Collared-
Scientific Name:Streptopelia decaocto
Area:Furnace Creek Campground - Death Valley, California
Date:January 19, 2009

The Eurasian Collared Dove is thought to have orginated in Africa and brought to Europe in the 1930s. It was imported to the Bahamas in the 70s, by the 80s it had spread to Florida, by the 90s to Texas, and has now spread to the West Coast and up through California and Oregon. It is a couple of inches larger than our native Mourning Dove, which it is replacing due to it's more aggressive behavior and prolific breeding.

Buckskin Mountain State Park - - - January 30, 2011

Elkton, Oregon - - - March 25, 2012

Salemtowne - Salem,Oregon - - - February 18, 2014

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman