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    Eurasian Collared-Dove Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Eurasian Collared-Doves have plump bodies, small heads, and long tails. They’re larger than Mourning Doves but slimmer and longer-tailed than a Rock Pigeon. The wings are broad and slightly rounded. The broad tail is squared off at the tip, rather than pointed like a Mourning Dove’s.

      Relative Size

      A large dove, larger and heftier than a Mourning Dove but smaller than a Rock Pigeon.

      Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 11.4-11.8 in (29-30 cm)
        • Weight: 4.9-6.3 oz (140-180 g)
        • Wingspan: 13.8 in (35 cm)