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(Streptopelia decaocto) - Worldwide
Lifecycle: Eurasian Collared-Doves are known for their rapid reproduction. They can have multiple clutches of eggs in a year, with each clutch containing 1 to 2 eggs.
Behavior: They are often seen perched in trees or on power lines, and they are known for their cooing calls, which can be quite distinct.
Vocalizations: Eurasian Collared-Doves have a range of vocalizations, including a soft, rhythmic cooing sound.
Diet: Eurasian Collared-Doves are primarily granivorous, meaning they feed primarily on seeds and grains. They also consume small fruits and berries, as well as some insects.
Feeding Behavior: They are often seen foraging for food on the ground and in open areas, where they pick up seeds and grains.
The Eurasian Collared-Dove is a bird species native to Asia and Europe but has successfully spread to many other parts of the world. It is known for its distinctive appearance, including a "collar" or crescent-shaped line on its neck.
Size: Eurasian Collared-Doves are medium-sized birds, typically measuring about 30 to 35 cm (12 to 14 inches) in length.
Appearance: They have a pale grayish-brown body with a slightly pinkish hue on the chest. Their most distinctive feature is the black half-collar on the back of their neck, which gives them their common name.
Eurasian Collared-Doves are highly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, including urban areas, suburban neighborhoods, farmlands, and open woodlands. They are commonly associated with human habitation.
Nesting: They often build nests in trees, shrubs, or even on man-made structures such as buildings and bridges.
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