white edge of tail

European Tijrtle-Dove

I his is a small pigeon with a checkered pattern of bronze and black on the wing coverts. It flies rapidly with short, stiff wingbeats. European Turtle-Doves live in woodland, and on summer days fill the air with a soft, purring coo. They feed on the ground, where they search for small seeds; leaves and buds are also eaten.

• NEST A flimsy platform of twigs, situated in a low tree or bush.

• Distribution Breeds Europe to C. Asia. Winters in Africa

• bare skin around the eye

• black-and-white neck patch bronze feather edges ma kiel lattice pattern

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