Eurasian Collared-dove in Richmond, BC


Eurasian Collared-dove | Tourterelle turque | Streptopelia decaocto: I wish this bird had not been perched on barbed wire, but I am happy to have finally gotten such a close shot of this bird, even if it is an introduced (and invasive!) species.

Taken on May 30, 2015, in Richmond, BC, Canada, not far from the Frasesr River, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 400 | 300mm | f/6.3 | 1/1600). Not baited, called in or set up.


2 thoughts on “Eurasian Collared-dove in Richmond, BC

  1. I don’t often use the word “hate,” but I truly hate these birds who have so effectively pushed mourning doves out of urban and suburban areas. The only place I’m able to see/hear mourning doves any more is way out in the country–when I used to hear them all over town. This has happened both in Rapid City, SD, as well as Albany, OR, and many other places in the U.S.

    1. It is indeed unfortunate, especially that Mourning Doves are so beautiful! But I tend to reserve my “hate” (dislike might be more accurate) for the humans who released them in the wild in the first place!

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