European Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur - Tourterelle des bois

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Streptopelia

  • Species
    :

    turtur

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 29 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 47 à 53 cm.
  • Weight
    : 150 à 225 g
Longevity

13 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Streptopelia turtur turtur (Europe, Madeira and Canary Is. to w Siberia)
  • Streptopelia turtur arenicola (nw Africa to Iran and w China)
  • Streptopelia turtur hoggara (Air Massif and Hoggar Mts.. southern Sahara.)
  • Streptopelia turtur rufescens (Egypt and n Sudan)

Foreign names

  • Tourterelle des bois,
  • Tórtola Europea,
  • Rola-europeia,
  • Turteltaube,
  • Vadgerle,
  • Zomertortel,
  • Tortora comune,
  • Turturduva,
  • Turteldue,
  • hrdlička poľná,
  • hrdlička divoká,
  • Turteldue,
  • turturikyyhky,
  • Europese Tortelduif,
  • tórtora eurasiàtica,
  • Turtildúfa,
  • turkawka (zwyczajna),
  • ūbele,
  • divja grlica,
  • Обыкновенная горлица,
  • コキジバト,
  • 欧斑鸠,
  • 歐斑鳩,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Shrubland : Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

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