First documented record for Eurasian Collard-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) for Alabama

Published in 1992

During the morning of 12 April 1991 the author flushed a group offour doves along the runway at Ft. Morgan, Alabama. Thee were Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), but the other bird was noticeably larger than the Mourning Doves and had dark primaries. Realizing it was likely to be a Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto), two photographs were quickly taken as it sat in short grass. It flushed upon an attempt at taking closer photographs and could not be immediately relocated. Later that day the bird was relocated and studied by Horton Smith, Brenda Smith, and the author.

Author: Jim Holmes
Volume Number: 39 Year Published: 1992
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 1

Link to article: 39 No. 2 1992_p1-2.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 39 No. 2 1992.pdf