© Askar Isabekov
Breeds in Ural valley and villages and towns of northern parts of Kustanai and Aktobe oblasts. And also in foothills and mountains from Tashkent to Altai and in Irtysh valley to Pavlodar. Please see the detailed distribution in the section Subspecies.
Common, in places rare resident. Inhabits villages and towns in which prefers localities with one-storey houses. Breeds by separate pairs often not far one from another. Nest is built from thin twigs on trees or houses’ niches. Clutch of 2 eggs is laid from March. Both parents incubate clutch and feed juveniles. Rears two or probably three brood per year. In autumn gathers near grain elevators, zoos, farms and other food-rich places, sometimes small flocks of Collared Doves fly to nearby stubble fields. Winter is a critical period for this bird who can’t survive feeding only natural foods without human support.
|Streptopelia decaocto decaocto (Frivaldszky, 1838)|
Description. Size is less than stoliczkae, male wing length 164-173 (167.8), female 160-174 (167.6) mm. General colour is slightly darker than stoliczkae, belly is bluish-grey without pinkish tinge. White tip of outer web of outer tail feathers is the same or about length, as of inner web.
|Streptopelia decaocto stoliczkae (Hume, 1874)|
Description. Sizes larger than decaocto, male wing length 175-191 (179.5), female 169-188 (178.6) mm. General colour slightly paler than decaocto, pinkish tinge expanded from breast to belly. White tip of outer web of outer tail feathers is much shorter than of inner web.
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