Phil Pearce

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Collared Dove

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The Collared Dove

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“Streptopelia Decaocto”

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This is lovely  pigeon that is often heard  before being seen. Its distinctive “cooing” call can be most annoying!

It is buff coloured with dark grey wingtips and a collar in black. It inhabits every county in the uk which is remarkable considering it was unknown in 1950.

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It feeds on seeds and grain.

It is between 33 and 35cm in length and has a wingspan of 51cm and weighs in at 200g

The average lifespan is just 3 years.

It is a regular visitor to our gardens all year round.

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