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Turtle Dove

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First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 July 2013

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Steve Backshall presents the turtle dove. The soft purring song of the turtle Doves are mentioned in the Song of Solomon in the Bible: " The voice of the turtle is heard in our land". They are migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and are now a treat to see here in the UK where they breed in farmland and scrub where they can find weed seeds for their growing young.

  • Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)

    Image courtesy for RSPB (rspb-images.com)


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