Turtle Dove

It is a migratory species with a southern Palearctic range, including Turkey and north Africa, though it is rare in northern Scandinavia and Russia; it winters in southern Africa.

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The Turtle Dove is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

including the turtle dove, are world-wide symbols of love. This is because the turtle dove is monogamous and pairs for life. Also, males are as actively involved in taking care of his young from egg to the time the young leave the nest as the mothers are. Before eggs even come into the picture, courtship has to occur. Mating season for turtle doves is from May-July, while they are in their Northern habitat. More

Humans have used Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur) in various ways: as symbols of love, as fitting sacrifices, even as food. Turtle Doves winter in Africa and breed throughout Europe, in the Middle East, and in much of Asia. Thus, they were familiar birds to early human civilizations and were domesticated early. Turtle Doves Symbolize True Love There’s a strong symbolic link between Turtle Doves and lovers. More

The only migratory dove in Europe, Turtle Doves winter in west Africa gathering in massive roosts of up to 1 million birds; they are remarkably tolerant of heat, having been observed foraging in temperatures of 45 More

Turtle Dove population in Europe has fallen by 62% in recent times. This is partly because changed farming practices mean that the weed seeds and shoots on which it feeds, especially Fumitory, are scarcer, and partly due to shooting of birds during migration in Mediterranean countries. More

The Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, which includes the doves and pigeons. It is a migratory species with a western Palearctic range, including Turkey and north Africa, though it is rare in northern Scandinavia and Russia; it winters in southern Africa. In the British Isles, France, and elsewhere in northwestern Europe it is in severe population decline. More

The turtle dove is a widespread summer migrant throughout Europe, common in the central and southern European lowlands (2). The UK is the northern edge of its range, where it is found mainly in the south and east. This species spends the winter in sub-Saharan Africa (2). You can view distribution information for this species at the National Biodiversity Network Gateway. More

The Turtle Dove, one of the latest migrants, rarely appears in Northern Europe before the end of April, returning south again in September. It is a bird of open rather than dense woodlands, and frequently feeds on the ground. It will occasionally nest in large gardens, but is usually extremely timid, probably due to the heavy hunting pressure it faces on migration. The flight is often described as arrowy, but is not remarkably swift. More

Turtle Dove lives in European countries during summer months. It is a quiet bird with distinct markings. http://www.ehow.com/how_2063582_identify-turtledove.html * What Do You Feed Baby Turtle Doves? What Do You Feed Baby Turtle Doves?. Turtle doves are members of the pigeon family and are strict seed-eaters. Babies have different dietary needs from most ...http://www.ehow.com/facts_6180551_do-feed-baby-turtle-doves_. More

A young turtle dove photographed in Nynäshamn, Sweden. The mature bird has the head, neck, flanks, and rump blue grey, and the wings cinnamon, mottled with black. The breast is vinaceous, the abdomen and under tail coverts are white. The bill is black, the legs and eye rims are red. The black and white patch on the side of the neck is absent in the browner and duller juvenile bird, which also has the legs brown. More

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The Turtle Dove is smaller than a Collared Dove. The head is blue-grey with a black and white patch on the side of the neck. The throat and breast are pale pink and the belly white. The wings and back have black and chestnut tortoiseshell-like markings, but this is not why it's called the Turtle Dove. The yellow eye is surrounded by orange-coloured skin. The bill is black and the legs pink. More

With a smaller head and longer neck, the Turtle Dove is more slender and more graceful than many pigeons. The head is gray-blue, the back is brown with feathers edged in reddish-brown. The tail is grayish with the tips of all feathers white. Display plumage of the neck is a patch of black feathers, each tipped with pale blue, with the center nearly white. Females and the young are similar, but the colors are paler. The bill is straight and narrow. More

Turtle Dove is the Mourning Dove. Turtle doves are mentioned in the Bible, and their migratory habits had clearly been noted: "Even the stork in the heavens knows its times; and the turtledove, swallow, and crane observe the time of their coming" (Jeremiah 8:7). "For now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. More

The turtle dove is a dainty dove, smaller and darker than the collared dove and slightly larger than a blackbird. Its upperparts are distinctively mottled with chestnut and black and its black tail has a bright white edge. The gentle purr of the turtle dove is an evocative sound of summer, but has become increasingly rare following substantial population declines which make it a Red List species. More

Necked turtle dove is a family of pigeon or Columbidae. The performance is not different with spotted dove. they have 28 to 32 cm length and its size is smaller twice than homing pigeon. The color of feather is white to dark brown. there a ring neck in thir neck. Sometimes the neckcolor is brown. the color of feet is bloody red like spotted dove. the bird has beedn domesticated since along time ago. so, it nature is unknown. More

The turtle dove is a migratory bird that is thought of as a peaceful and gentle bird. In Bible times, a pair of doves were used as a sacrifice for the consecration of a firstborn male. In modern times; doves are used for racing, as well as serving as winged messengers! Pigeons are able to reach speeds up to 60 mph, and can find their way home after travelling great distances. More

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Turtle dove done drooped his wings Turtle dove done drooped his wings Turtle dove done drooped his wings Went on Zion's hill to sing Chorus Adam and Eve, no, no Adam and Eve, don't tell it to me Meet me at the door, don't tell it to me There's sasalado on solasaree My name is written on David's More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Streptopelia
Species : turtur
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)