Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto – TURTUR DORCHOG – Breeding resident

Collared Dove – 2007-12 winter

Streptopelia decaocto – TURTUR DORCHOG – Breeding resident The Winter Atlas of 1981 – 84 concluded that winter distribution was essentially similar to that of the breeding season. Having colonised the county the Collared Dove had become largely sedentary. The winter distribution for 2007-12 is also similar to that of the breeding atlas 2003-07. The […]

Collared Dove – 2003-07 breeding

Streptopelia decaocto – TURTUR DORCHOG – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 73 69 Breeding probable 113 199 Breeding possible 79 41 No of tetrads occupied 265 (of 478) 309 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 55.4% 63.1% Most people, whether they live in town or village, will be familiar with this […]

Collared Dove – 1994

Streptopelia decaocto – TURTUR DORCHOG – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 73 Breeding probable 113 Breeding possible 79 No of tetrads occupied 265 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 55.4% The Collared Dove arrived in Pembrokeshire in 1961 when one was recorded at St Bride’s on 18 April (J.W. Donovan), some six years after the first […]

Collared Dove – 1980s winter

Streptopelia decaocto – TURTUR DORCHOG – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Collared Doves were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 50 birds in a day, reflecting winter flocking. […]

Collared Dove – 1968-72 breeding

Streptopelia decaocto – Breeding resident. Red = breeding confirmed, Orange = breeding probable, Yellow = breeding possible The Collared Dove originated in the Oriental region and may have been introduced into Asia Minor and the Balkans. It began to extend its range about 1930, rapidly progressing across Europe, reaching Hungary in 1932, Germany by 1943, […]

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto – TURTUR DORCHOG – Breeding resident