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Location: This was taken near Kleefeld Manitoba, Canada…NOTE…This dove was actually first spotted by my good friend Ryan, using binoculars. I had to crawl through the deep snow, to make a path, to shoot it properly in the dense forest. This is a rare find here in Manitoba……Better seen enlarged HERE

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 70-300mm Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 8.0, Shutter speed 1/500, ISO 400…Focal length 275mm

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Location: This was taken near Kleefeld Manitoba, Canada…NOTE…This dove was actually first spotted by my good friend Ryan, using binoculars. I had to crawl through the deep snow, to make a path, to shoot it properly in the dense forest. This is a rare find here in Manitoba…

The Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto, also spelled Eurasian Collared-Dove or called simply the Collared Dove,is one of the great colonisers of the avian world. Its original range was warmer temperate regions from southeastern Europe to Japan. However, in the twentieth century it expanded across the rest of Europe, reaching as far west as Great Britain by 1953; It was introduced into the Bahamas in the 1970s and spread to Florida by 1982. Its stronghold in North America is still the Gulf Coast, but it is now found as far south as Veracruz, as far west as California, and as far north as British Columbia, the Great Lakes, and Central Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It breeds wherever there are trees for nesting, laying two white eggs in a stick nest. The eggs are incubated by the female during the night and by the male during the day. Incubation lasts 14-18 days, and young fledge after 15-19 days. It is not wary and is often found around human habitation.

This is a medium sized dove, color in the range of buff grey with a darker back and a blue-grey underwing patch. It is substantially larger than the common Mourning Dove, and larger specimens may exceed six ounces in weight, and exceed fourteen inches in length from tip of beak to tip of tail, with a wingspan that occasionally exceeds 18 inches. The tail feathers are tipped white. It has a black half-collar on its nape from which it gets its name. The short legs are red and the bill is black. The iris is reddish brown, but from a distance the eyes appear to be black, as the pupil is relatively large and only a narrow rim of reddish-brown eye colour can be seen around the black pupil.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryalmost 5 years ago

    What a beauty, Larry! Exceptionally lovely work!

  • Thanks Bonnie
    Your comments are much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 5 years ago

    I FAV’ed Larry and these does have been coming north now for quite a long time. I have them every year. THis is a lovely shot. I have to look for mine. Barb

  • Hi Barbara
    Thanks for the fave, And your kind remarks, they are a rare find here in Manitoba for sure

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beauty, Larry, and a great and informative write up to go with it!

  • Thanks Mike
    Much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Capture, I like the back ground
    My parents have many pairs of these in their yard, though the surrounding scene is not so desirable as you have captured here Mr. Trupp
    They strike as not being Indigenous, yet they remain here as though they were, are they endangered?

  • Hi Jason
    Thanks for the fave, and your comments
    Here in Manitoba, they are rarely seen, I am not sure but I don’t believe they are on the endangered list

    – Larry Trupp

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...almost 5 years ago

    Are they also known as the Ring Necked Turtle Dove?

  • I don’t believe so, The Ring-necked Dove, is also known as the Cape Turtle Dove and the Half-Collared Dove, which a similiar species, but different, this one has a distinct tail feathers which are tipped white….I was unable to capture it from the rear as the branches were in the way Jason

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 5 years ago

    Larry, this is a wonderful capture and an awesome write. I so enjoy when you do these. I always come away enriched. Thanks. :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks Leslie
    Always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertalmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful my friend!

  • Good Morning Bonnie
    I appreciate your most kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Francis

    – Larry Trupp

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403almost 5 years ago

    Wow you did real good Larry what a shot!! beautiful capture. :-D

  • Good Morning Tania
    I appreciate your most kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

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