Thursday, January 29, 2015

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Last December, I described my finding Eurasian Collared-Doves in Dennison, Minnesota. They are still there. John Holden and I found a pair near the Dennison grain elevators on Wednesday. This introduced species is now found across the United States, southern Canada, Mexico and Central America, and parts of the Caribbean. In the Old World, populations have spread across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe and west to Japan.  The Handbook of Birds of the World—Alive describes the Eurasian Collared-Dove’s spread in both hemispheres as "one of the major changes in avian biogeography of the 20th century."

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