Turtle Dove – 1949

Streptopelia turtur turtur

Mathew knew of only one breeding record, at Orielton.  Congreve has suggested that eggs have been taken in the county, but there appear to be no recent records.  Drane’s record of breeding at Skomer in June 1899 was obviously an error for Stock-Dove.  A regular passage migrant in small numbers, including the islands.

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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