Adults feed on the ground, mainly cereal, wildflower seeds and the occasional insects.
They inhabit a wide variety of woodlands, open wooded grounds, semi-desert and woodland edges.
They pair for life and both males and females share the incubation and feeding.
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The European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) range includes most of the continental Europe except from Ireland, Scotland and Denmark.
Population: Population numbers of the Turtle Dove are in rapid decline across Europe and this species has Red List conservation status globally. In the United Kingdom its numbers have declined by 93% since 1994 and across Europe numbers fell by 78% 1980–2013.
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