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The Eurasian collared dove, most often simply called the collared dove, also sometimes hyphenated as Eurasian collared-dove, is a species of dove native to warm temperate and subtropical Asia, and introduced in North America in 1980s.

The genus name ''Streptopelia'' is from Ancient Greek ''streptos'', "collar" and ''peleia'', "dove". The specific ''decaocto'' is Latin for eighteen, from ''deca'', "ten", and ''octo'', "eight". In Greek mythology, a servant complained bitterly about pay.. more

Similar species: Pigeons And Doves
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded May 3, 2019. Captured Mar 30, 2019 09:39 in ul. "Stara Planina" 135, 2307 Kamenina, Pernik, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/800s
  • ISO250
  • 560mm