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Old Tuesday 26th July 2011, 18:15   #1
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dove, middlesex county, central NJ

This dove hung around my backyard yesterday, July 25. It was a very pale gray, nearly white, with a distinct black collar around the back of his neck. Pink legs and feet. It was alone. It was the size of a mourning dove. It perched on my railing and perched in the tree. It flew down below the feeder. I have attempted to attach some utterly miserable quality pictures.
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Old Tuesday 26th July 2011, 18:42   #2
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This dove hung around my backyard yesterday, July 25. It was a very pale gray, nearly white, with a distinct black collar around the back of his neck. Pink legs and feet. It was alone. It was the size of a mourning dove. It perched on my railing and perched in the tree. It flew down below the feeder. I have attempted to attach some utterly miserable quality pictures.
Sounds like a Collared Dove - introduced from Europe.

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I am trying to attach a different photo. Thanks for the response.
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Could it be the ringed turtle-dove? It was very pale, as seen above
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Could be. It's certainly pale enough. Ringed Turtle-doves are smaller than Eurasian Collared-doves, hardly larger than Mourning Doves.
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