Streptopelia decaocto

Collared Dove - Originally from Asia. Now spread over much of Europe in a few decades wherever it can find food such as grain. A large, pale dove with a distinctive black collar around the back of the neck only, it does not extend to the chin. The collar is often outlined with a thin white ring on both sides. Images from Derby, Co. Leitrim and the Algarve.

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