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Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

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Collared Dove 1

Tavira

As recently as 1997 the Collared Dove was a novelty in the Algarve. Now, as in most other parts of Western Europe, it is common and widespread and can be seen almost anywhere, though it shows a distinct commensality with Man which is no small part of its extraordinary success.

Collared Dove 2

Azeda, Castro Marim

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