European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur)
Deutsch: Turteltaube in Spanien
English: Turtle Dove in spain
Español: Streptopelia turtur, en los Pinares de Rostrogordo (Melilla, España)
Date 8 June 2009, 19:03
Source Paloma bastarda http://www.flickr.com/photos/35407568@N06/3607921443/
Author Miguel González Novo from Melilla, Spain. http://www.flickr.com/people/35407568@N06
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.