Identification of Mourning and Eurasian Collared-Dove.

The Mourning Dove is our most widespread and common dove. It is common in parks and will build their rough nest in hanging flower parts or other backyard locations.

In recent years, the introduced Eurasian Collared-Dove, below, has spread rapidly across the United States.


Note the blue eye ring, bill size and black spots on the wings of this Mourning Dove.

 


The Eurasian Collared-Dove has the same general shape and color of the Mourning Dove. Note the small bill, lack of blue eye ring, black mark on neck and plain gray color on wings. Larger than the Mourning Dove.