In 1986 and 1987, a few writers noted that Eurasian Collared-Doves (Streptopelia decaocto) had arrived in the United States and speculated that the birds would spread rapidly, first along the coast, and then throughout the southeastern United States (Smith 1987; White 1986). During the past five years, birders have recorded Eurasian Collared-Doves progressively farther west along the Gulf Coast (Jackson 1992; Purrington 1990, 1991; Stedman 1991; Langridge 1988, 1989; Ogden 1989; Atherton 1989; Imhof 1988; Muth 1988). Until this year, however, there was only one possible record north of the coast, one bird reported in Jackson, Mississippi (Purrington 1991).
Author: Lawrence F. Gardella
Volume Number: 39 Year Published: 1992
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 3
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1992/Vol 39 No. 2 1992_p3-4.pdf
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