Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Doves are very common on Saint Martin, and many are the zenaida dove, but the eurasian collared dove is also present. The easiest way to identify this dove is by the collar around the neck and the lack of spots on the wings. This individual was seen roosting on mangroves near the Grand Case airport, but typical habitats include urban areas and scrublands. This species was introduced to the West Indies, and its range has been expanding.

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