The “official” Alabama State List now contains 394 species, with 11 species listed in the hypothetical category (no acceptable photograph, specimen, or not seen by at least three experienced observers). The Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaoeto) which was recently accepted by the AOU, would have increased the state total to 395; however, at the same time the Eurasian Collared-Dove was accepted, the Ringed Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia risoria) was deleted by the AOU.
Author: William J. Bremser, Jr.
Volume Number: 41 Year Published: 1995
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 9
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1995/Vol 41 No. 2_1995_p9-13.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1995/Vol 41 No. 2_1995.pdf