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Cheryl Owens

Tupelo, MS, United States


This Eurasian Collared Dove came to the feeders back in the summer with the growth not quite as big as it is now. It doesn’t seem to be bothering it about feeding, otherwise it acts healthy and looks healthy. There was also a Mourning Dove that has a growth on the top of its head that’s about marble size, but I can’t get a good picture of it. It seems to be okay other than the growth also. What are these growths?



Growth On Eurasian Collared Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove with growth on neck.

One reply on “Growth on Eurasian Collared Dove”

Bob Huckleberry says:

A fair number of Eurasian (Collared) Doves have made a home of our rural family property located East of the coastal town of Newport, Oregon). Originally we believed its presence to be the result of the escape of a domesticated critter but, with the passage of time, we’ve come to realize that these doves are truly new friends who seemingly have chosen to make our property their home. Time will tell if they stay through the winter (winters in our neck of the woods are commonly very mild). All will be revealed in the fullness of time.

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