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European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) latin dict size=102   common dict size=512
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European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur)

Illustration of Streptopelia turtur Linn., (Turtle Dove)
Date between 1832 and 1837
Source John Gould: The Birds of Europe, vol. 4 pl. 4 (as Columba turtur), Bibliothèque nationale de France
Author Drawn from Nature and on Stone by John and Elizabeth Gould.

The European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, the doves and pigeons. The turtle dove is a migratory species with a southern Palearctic range covering most of Europe and the Middle East and including Turkey and north Africa, although it is rare in northern Scandinavia and Russia. It winters in southern Africa. Order: Columbiformes, Family: Columbidae, Genus: Streptopelia, Species: Streptopelia turtur (Linnaeus, 1758), Synonyms: Turtur communis.

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Scientific Name: Streptopelia turtur (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names:
English – European Turtle-dove, European Turtle-Dove, European Turtle Dove, Turtle Dove
French – Tourterelle des bois
French: Tourterelle des bois German: Turteltaube Spanish: Tórtola europea
Other common names: Common Turtle-dove, Isabelline Turtle-dove (rufescens)
Taxonomy: Columba Turtur Linnaeus, 1758, India; error = England.
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