Eurasian Collared Dove & Ringneck Dove
Streptopelia decaocto & Streptopelia risoria
ECD left & Ringneck right
Undertail vent area comparison - note coloration & tail spikes on the ECD. Tail spread picture below showing the unique tail spikes.
The above picture shows the size comparison of the ECD (L) & Ringneck (R)
"tail spike" on each outer tail feather
The common Ringneck, as well as the other species within the group of
"Streptopelia" do not have the "tail spikes".
The tail spikes are unique only to S. decaocto.
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