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The Collared Dove
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.
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.