Bird Watching (UK) - - Contents -

Many peo­ple think that Tur­tle Doves get their odd name from the ‘scaly’ pattern on the wings, some­what re­sem­bling the pattern of a tur­tle or tor­toise shell. How­ever, the name is said to de­rive from the song of the dove, the soft purring ‘turr turrr’ which is such a sadly missed sound of mod­ern sum­mers across much of the coun­try.

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