European Turtle Dove

A reliable criterion separating European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur arenicola (R panels) and Oriental Turtle Dove S. orientalis meena (L panels) is the reddish bare skin around the eye of the former. The species co-occur in Xinjiang. European: Beishawo (44.374603, 87.881042), Xinjiang, July. Oriental: Baiyanggou (43.425000, 87.165528), Xinjiang, July. (Craig Brelsford)

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