Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2002-

Common name:

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Scientific name: Streptopelia decaocto
Date: 9/22/02 - present
Time: throughout day
Length of time observed:  20 minutes
Number: 1
Location: (observers' residence) South Jordan
County: Salt Lake
Distance to bird: 20 feet
Optical equipment: Bino
Weather: varies
Light Conditions: good
Detailed description of bird: The bird looks like the ones illustrated in the Sibley Guide to Birds.It has the black collar on its neck. At first we thought it might be a Ringed Turtle-Dove but it has dark primaries. The wings are a darker shade of gray compared to its underside. It is larger
than a Mourning Dove. We have those in our yard and have observed the Collared-Dove eating millett side by side on the ground with Mourning Doves.
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Eats with various ground feeders in our yard. Sometimes hangs out in the crabapple tree.
Similar species and
how were they eliminated:
Ringed Turtle-Dove. Mentioned above
Previous experience with this & similar species:  
References consulted: Sibley Guide to Birds, Peterson^s Western Birds(showed only Ringed Turtle Dove) and Kaufman^s.
Description from: From memory
Observer: Chris and Dave Dewey
Observer's address: South Jordan
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified
this bird:
Date prepared: 9/30/02 - General Public
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