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Friday, November 24, 2017

AFRICAN COLLARED DOVE, MURIWAI REGIONAL PARK, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

   We can ID this dove as a African Collared Dove by its overall whitish color in the light photographed, narrow black partial collar on back of neck, short bill, dark red iris and light grey orbital ring (you can see these colors if you look closely at the photos) and red feet.  The African Collared Dove is an introduced species to New Zealand.
   The African Collared Dove is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 726.