Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
Also known as the European Turtle Dove, the turtle dove is a species of dove that is widely distributed throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. Turtle doves are summer migrants throughout Europe, mainly in the central and southern lowlands, and will winter in sub-Saharan Africa. Like other dove species turtle doves forage on the ground and feed mainly on seeds and occasionally small insects. On return from their wintering grounds in Africa in late April turtle doves will start breeding and around 2 young are usually reared by both the male and female.