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Eurasian Collared Dove

It was late June, Desi and I left for Possum Kingdom Lake to find water fowl. Instead, we discovered an unusual looking dove called a Eurasian Collared Dove. He was perched in the top of a tall tree. There were no white tips on the wings, though it did contain a flash of white tail feathers. The wings were dark-tipped. So, I had to look this one up. Its name comes from the black half-collar at the nape of the neck. Eurasian Collared-Doves have small heads, and long tails. Eurasian Collared-Doves are chalky light brown to gray-buff birds with broad white patches in the tail. The bird’s collar is a narrow black crescent around the nape of the neck making it easy to distinguish from other dove.

Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: X-S1
  • Taken: 30 June, 2012
  • Focal length: 158.6mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: X-S1
  • Taken: 30 June, 2012
  • Focal length: 122.6mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1300s