About this Species 

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Name:Eurasian Collared-Dove
Family:Doves
Scientific Name: Streptopelia decaocto
Habits and Habitat:The Eurasian collared-dove inhabits many of the same open fields and forest edges as mourning doves, but has adapted well to urban areas.
Habit:Although Eurasian collared-doves are not migratory birds, they travel great distances each year. This has enabled their population to expand to the point biologists fear possible conflicts with native species, such as mourning doves.
Description:
Much larger than mourning doves, Eurasian collared-doves are easily recognized by the black band across the backs of their necks. This Eurasian species was introduced to the Bahamas in the 1970s and has exploded in the United States since. 
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Mike Wintroath, AGFC