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6 May 2009 / Vancouver Sun / Vancouver Sun

Invasion of the Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

British Columbia, Canada

In the past four years or so, a new species of bird has arrived in British Columbia. The Eurasian collared dove is an attractive bird sporting pale grey plumage with a thin black ‘collar’ of feathers around its hind neck.

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Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Photo by Peter Wallack, Wikimedia Commons