Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto (Frivaldszky, 1838)Non-native  -  Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: EUCD.

Status:

Still rare in Maryland despite a couple decades of threats of the species' inevitable increase, as seen elsewhere in its range.

Description:

Compare African Collared-Dove. Details of undertail coverts and voice are best to distinguish the two. Compare undertail coverts at bottom of page here.

There are 26 records in the project database.

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A Eurasian Collared-Dove in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/13/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

One of four Eurasian Collared-Doves found at South Point, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/10/2007). The species was reliable here for nearly exactly one year. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Eurasian Collared-Dove presents its diagnostic undertail pattern in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/12/2006). This was many Maryland birders' state bird. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Eurasian Collared-Dove in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/4/2006). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Collared-Dove in Dorchester Co., Maryland (12/27/2006). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Eurasian Collared-Dove in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/13/2002). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Eurasian Collared-Doves in Washington Co., Maryland (6/17/2012). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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