Eurasian Collared-Dove x Mourning Dove (hybrid)

Streptopelia decaocto x Zenaida macroura

Status: Accidental in summer

Record: Two birds at Bushnell, Kimball Co 2 Jul 2009 were the size of Mourning Doves, but were pale and lacked a nape mark (Silcock 2009).

Comments: Putative hybrids between this species and Mourning Dove have been reported in North America, but seem to be rare. It seems reasonable to assume that as numbers of Eurasian Collared-Doves have increased, the need to mate with other species would decline. Convincing photos of likely hybrids have been published for Nevada in 2012 and Florida in 2018 (eBird.org), as well as in Tennessee in 2004 (Wilson 2018). In addition, descriptions exist of apparent hybrids in Tennessee in 2017, Colorado 2013, and Arizona 2015.

Literature Cited

Silcock, W.R. 2009. Summer Field Report. NBR 77: 94-110.

Recommended Citation

Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen.  2021.  Eurasian Collared-Dove x Mourning Dove (hybrid) (Anser albifrons x Branta canadensis). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org

Updated 24 February 2021