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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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What is the scientific name of the Spanish dove?

A pair of Spanish doves caught my attention in a pet shop. They're beautiful birds. I've been searching for the scientific name (genus and species) of the breed in the Net since, but without success. Would anyone please tell me the scientific name of this magnificent bird?

I found a picture, attached here, in the Net.

Thank you so much.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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I made a thorough search of the Net and went back to the pet shop where I first saw the so-called Spanish doves. The doves known as Spanish doves in our pet market are the Eurasian collared doves, scientifically known as Streptopelia decaocto.

The dove in the picture I attached looks quite like the Eurasian collared dove but lacks the characteristic collar found in Streptopelia spp. The dove in the picture I attached looks like the mourning dove, scientifically known as Zenaida macroura.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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The dove in the picture I attached here is in fact an Inca dove, scientifically known as Scardafella inca. I got the info from a renowned British ecologist via e-mail correspondence.
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