Eurasian Collared-dove

Streptopelia decaocto

(S. d. decaocto)

Armenian Name: Օղակավոր տատռակ
Eurasian Collared-dove

See Plate 34 for Eurasian Collared-dove and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Rare
Length:31-33 cm, Wing Span:47-55 cm
Distribution Map: Map 176.
Adult: Pale gray-brown above with blackish primaries. Underparts pinkish with black base to white undertail. Male has pinkish face, female yellowish. Black hindcollar seen at close range.
Juvenile: Duller, lacks neck collar.
Similar Species: Differs from Laughing Dove and European Turtle-Dove by larger size, paler plumage, and black hindcollar.
Behavior: Flight fast and direct. Sings monotonously for long periods.
Habitat: Urban areas.
Food: Seeds.
Nest: Loose platform of twigs in tree or on building ledge.
Eggs: 32 mm, 2, white.