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Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Flight call description No known flight call but a nasal, growling, slightly descending "nraaaar", often repeated, is given in short flights.
Fig.1. Florida January 17, 2001 (MO).
Bird in short flight.
Diurnal calling sequence:
1. Florida January 17, 2001 (MO). Bird in short flight.
Similar species Distinctive.
Behavior Not a true migrant but engages in far-ranging dispersal movements, at least some of which take place during the day. Gives "nraaaar" call while perched and in short flights during the day. Not known to call at night. Unlike other doves, this species commonly calls in flight.