Wildlife - Species
Species Specific Regulations
Doves - Eurasian Collared
Licenses: Hunting License required. Migratory Bird Hunting and Seasons set annually.
Limits: Unprotected - May be harvested along with mourning doves and white-winged doves, but does not count in daily bag limit.
Eurasian Collared Doves (Streptopelia decaocto)
- Sexes similar
- Pale gray head and underparts
- Thin black collar with white upper border
- Gray upperparts
- Dark primaries
- Long, squared tail-undersurface with black base and white tip; upper surface gray with white outer tips
Length: 12 inches; approximate weight is between 4 to 6 ounces.
Species was established in southern Florida and is expanding northward. Their range is throughout South Carolina – most common in outer coastal plain, but locally abundant throughout state. Feeds on grass seed and waste grain.
Publications and Literature
Doves of South Carolina - Identification and Status. (Adobe PDF) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. Columbia, South Carolina
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For more information, please see:
P.O. Box 167
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 734-3886
Fax: (803) 734-6020