A research study in 2021 found that the number of Turtle Doves were declining in the United Kingdom. Volunteers, farmers, study groups, bird clubs, and other organizatios all contributed to the research.
The first national survey of Turtle Doves in the UK in fifty years showed that there were only 2,100 pairs of Turtle Doves that now breed in the country, which is a decline of 98% from 125,000 pairs in 1970.
The survey found that the Turle Dove is now concentrated in south-eastern and eastern England, and as far north as Yorkshire.
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What is a group of doves called?
A group of doves is called a dule of doves.
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What is a group of turtle doves called?
A group of turtle doves is called a dule of turtle doves or a pitying of turtle doves.
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The Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is a medium-sized bird. It is closely related to the Island Collared Dove, the African Collared Dove, and the Spotted Turtle-Dove.
The Eurasian Collared Dove has a long tail, and a slim pinkish-grey body that is darker above and paler below, with a blue-grey underwing patch. It has a black half-collar around its neck. Its tail is grey-buff above and dark grey underneath. It has short reddish legs, a black beak, and red eyes (but from a distance, its eyes look black). It has white or yellow bare skin around its eyes.
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The Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) is a medium-sized bird in the dove and pigeon family.
The Pied Imperial Pigeon is white with a narrow, dark-tipped blue-grey beak. It has dark grey-black feathers on its wings and tail. It has grey legs and black eyes.
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The Luzon Bleeding-Heart Dove (Gallicolumba luzonica) is a medium-sized bird in the dove and pigeon family of ground birds.
The Luzon Bleeding-Heart Dove is grey with iridescent purple, blue, or green feathers. It has a whitish-buff underbelly that has a reddish stripe that looks like blood on its chest. The male has a brighter red patch than the female. Its wings are grey with black bands. Its body is rounded, with a short tail and long pink legs.
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The Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) is a medium-sized bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons. It is also known as the Barred Ground Dove. It is related to the Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) and the Barred Dove (Geopelia maugeus).
The Zebra Dove is brownish-grey with black and white bars (broad stripes). Its underparts are pinkish with black bars on the sides of its neck, chest, and belly. Its face is blue-grey, with bare blue skin around its eyes. It has a long, narrow tail and a slender body. There are white tips on its tail feathers.
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The Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a medium-sized bird in the pigeon family. It is also known as the Asian Emerald Dove, the Green Dove, the Green-Winged Pigeon, or the Grey-Capped Emerald Dove.
The Common Emerald Dove has an emerald green back and wings. Its flight and tail feathers are blackish. Its head and underparts are dark pink, fading to greyish on its lower belly. Its eyes are dark brown, its beak is bright red, and its leg and feet are rufous (red-brown).
The male has a white patch on the edge of its shoulders and a grey crown, which the female lacks. Females have a browner colour, with a grey mark on the shoulder.
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The Sclater’s Crowned Pigeon (Goura sclaterii) is a large, terrestrial (ground) bird.
The Sclater’s Crowned Pigeon has bluish-grey feathers with elaborate blue lacy crests. It has a maroon-purplish chest. It has large red eyes. Males and females have a similar appearance.
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The Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus) is a medium-sized bird. It is also known as the Purple-Crowned Fruit Dove.
The male Superb Fruit Dove is very colourful with a purple crown, green cheeks, and an orange nape (back of its neck). His chest is grey, and he has olive-green wings with dark spots, and his tail is tipped with white. The female is mostly green with a white abdomen, blue wing tips, a light-blue chest, and a small dark-blue spot on the back of her head. Both sexes have yellow eyes and yellow eye-rings.
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The Indian Rock Pigeon (Columba livia intermedia) is a medium-sized game bird. It is also called the Indian Rock Dove.
The Indian Rock Pigeon has a pale grey back and wings, with two black bars on each wing. It has a dark bluish-grey head, neck, and chest, with an iridescent greenish-purple neck and wing feathers. Its eyes are orange, red, or golden, with a blue-grey eye-ring. Its beak is grey-black with a white cere. Its feet are purplish-red. Its tail has a black band. Male and female Indian Rock Pigeons are similar, but the female has less iridescence on her neck.
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The Black-Naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus) is a medium-sized bird.
The male Black-Naped Fruit Dove has a black nape (back of the head) with a white head, yellow throat, and patches of yellow on his chest. The rest of his body is brownish olive-green. The underside of his tail is yellow and deep pinkish-purple. The female is green to olive-green all over, with a greenish head and greenish wings. Both male and female have olive-green eyes, a cream-coloured beak, and creamy-pink legs.
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The African Cinnamon Dove (Aplopelia larvata) is a common bird. It is also called the African Lemon Dove.
The African Cinnamon Dove has brownish-grey body, with a cinnamon-brown chest. Males have white markings on their face, with a whitish crown. Its wings and tail are dark-brown, and its tail feathers are tipped with a band of white. Its feet and eyes are red, and its beak is black.
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The Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni) is an extremely rare bird and extinct in the wild. It is related to the Mourning Dove.
The Socorro Dove is a deep cinnamon colour with a blue-grey neck that has an iridescent pink patch. It has black patches on its lower back. It has pink legs and a grey beak with a pink cere.
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The Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) is also called the African Rock Pigeon or the Guinea Pigeon in the Columbidae family . It is a common medium-sized African bird.
The Speckled Pigeon has rufous (red-brown) wings and back. Its wings are speckled with white spots. Its upperparts and underparts are blue-grey. Its head is grey with red patches around its eyes. Its neck is brownish, streaked with white. Its beak is pale and its legs are red.
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The Emerald-Spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos) is an African bird of the Columbidae family – pigeons and doves.
The Emerald-Spotted Wood Dove is a medium-sized bird with a pale grey-brown back, neck, wings, and tail. Its wings have bright metallic or iridescent green spots or patches. It has black bands on the lower back and tail. Its forehead, crown, and the back of the neck (nape) are blue-grey, fading to pink-grey on its throat. Its underparts are mauve-pink, becoming whiter on the belly. Its beak is black with a red base.
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The Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a common Australian bird.
The Crested Pigeon is grey with tints of brown. Its wings are brown-grey with black stripes. Its primary feathers are brown, purple, blue, and green. Its crest is black. Its black tail is long with a white tip. It has a grey beak, down-turned at the tip, with pink-grey legs, and brown-orange eyes. It has a bright orange eye-ring.
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The Bluette Pigeon (Columba livia) is a breed of fancy pigeon from Turkey. It is sometimes called the Nun Pigeon.
The Bluette Pigeon is mostly white, with blue-grey and white wing and shoulder feathers, edged with a black trim. It has dark eyes, a very short pink beak, and pink feet. It has a pink eye-ring. Underneath its eye it has a grey-blue marking.
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Are doves and pigeons the same?
Doves and pigeons are common throughout the world.
Doves and pigeons are medium-sized, short-bodied, short-legged, and small-faced birds.
Doves and pigeons feed on fruits and seeds.
Doves and pigeons make a cooing sound.
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The Spotted Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) is a medium-sized bird found on the eastern coast of Australia, and a few colonies in southern and western Australia. It is also called Mountain Dove, Pearl-Necked Dove, or Lace-Necked Dove.
The Spotted Turtle-Dove has a pale grey head, with a white-spotted black patch on the back of its neck. Its chest is pinkish-grey. Its wings, back, and tail are mottled dark and light brown. It has a long tail that has grey undertail feathers and tipped white outer tail feathers.
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