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Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
This picture was clicked in Little Rann of Kutch. On our way back from the morning safari, as we entered the urban area, I sighted this chap from a distance. These guys are quite common in the outskirts of the city, near to the human habitat.

The Eurasian Collared Dove most often simply called the Collared Dove, is a species of dove native to Asia and Europe. It is a medium sized dove, distinctly smaller than the Wood Pigeon, similar in length to a Rock Pigeon, 30–33 cm long from tip of beak to tip of tail, with a wingspan of 47–55 cm, and a weight of 125–240 g. It is grey-buff to pinkish-grey overall, a little darker above than below, with a blue-grey underwing patch. The tail feathers are grey-buff above, and dark grey tipped white below; the outer tail feathers also tipped whitish above. It has a black half-collar edged with white on its nape from which it gets its name. The short legs are red and the bill is black. The iris is red, but from a distance the eyes appear to be black, as the pupil is relatively large and only a narrow rim of reddish-brown iris can be seen around the black pupil. The eye is surrounded by a small area of bare skin, which is either white or yellow. The two sexes are virtually indistinguishable; juveniles differ in having a poorly developed collar, and a brown iris.

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