Ring-neck Dove Behavior
Name: JANET H.
we have two ringneck doves that appeared in our yard in
july 2003. they roost in the large trees at night around our house. i
feed them and they have stayed. now we have another one that has appeared
and stays with the other two. my question is this their young or just
one that found a new place to live? it's not much smaller than the other
two but he sticks with them where ever they go. They are the most
beautiful birds that i have ever seen and i know they are new to southeast ga.
I don't know specifics of ring-neck dove behavior, but most doves are social birds, often
seen in groups. The third bird could be young of your resident pair, assuming that the two
you have seen regularly are in fact a mated pair, or probably just another one that happened
to find the area. I don't know any way you would be able to tell.
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