Small pigeon on balcony of apartment in Tenerife
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why this is not African Collared Dove? Does not look right for Eurasian Collared Dove to me.
I can't see anything wrong with this for decaocto, really. Variation in Collared Dove in this country is quite large in terms of colour. It doesn't look small (though that is virtually impossible to judge on a single bird) and it does not seem to be pale below, as in riseogrisea. There is no contrast between upperparts and underparts, certainly.
Looking at other threads on this problem on the internet, it is clear that this is very unlikely to get resolved! They are both on the Canary Islands, apparently.
I would leave it as is, or change it just to Streptopelia.
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It does look a bit pinky/orange on a second look. The ones I see in the UK seem more uniformly grey. What is the difference between the species?
an African Collard Dove and looking again ?
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Large apartment complex "urban" but near sea