HOLIDAY ANIMAL WEEK
Our last day of holiday week keeps us in Europe to meet another famous bird from the Twelve Days of Christmas song! These birds come in pairs! So let’s get our binoculars and head out on today’s adventure!
MEET THE TURTLE DOVE!
Diet: Omnivores: seeds, insects
Length/Weight: 9-11”/ 3-6 oz
Conservation Status: common
- Turtle doves form pair bonds.
- They are related to doves and pigeons.
- Turtle doves migrate. They winter in Africa.
- Turtle doves have beautiful gray, brown and pinkish colors.
- They feed on the ground.
Turtle doves are gorgeous little birds. Because they form lifelong pair bonds, they are often a symbol for true love. And we love that about turtle doves!