Re: another bird i.d. question
- --- In Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com, Quince Amanda <vitreous2002@...>
> I feed a large number of birds here where I live a
> half hour NW of Willits.
> Among my Mourning Doves this morning was what looked
> like some sort of dove, but isn't in my bird books.
> It is very dark, nearly black on its breast and
> underparts. There are a few light feathers on the
> throat and at the nape. It is speckled like a Mourning
> Dove on the feathers near the tail, but is overall
> darker in color than the other doves. I'm a middling
> birder, but this bird has never made an appearance
> before. Any ideas? Quince
Check out the Eurasian Collared-Dove in your book. It's an Old World
Species that is rapidly spreading across the US. It has reached
California and a small flock is residing in the Manchester area here
on the coast. Looks like they've reached your area too.
Regards, Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay
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