The European turtle dove Streptopelia turtur (hereafter turtle dove), is a widespread species in the Palearctic. Due to a large and rapid decline in its abundance, it was classified as "vulnerable" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List in 2015 and is now regarded as a globally threatened species. The objective of this study was to provide new information on the flyways of this turtle dove population by analyzing available ring recoveries and citizen science sightings data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. A new flyway (possibly stretching through the Black and Caspian Seas, Turkey, the Middle East, and Egypt toward the Eastern Sahel) is suggested for turtle doves breeding in Northern and Eastern Europe.
Streptopelia turtur, flyways, ring recoveries, citizen science
BEA, ANTONIO; OLANO, IÑAKI; SVAZAS, SAULIUS; HENRY, JULEN; YANENKO, VADYM; and GRISHANOV, GENNADY
"The Black Sea-Eastern Mediterranean flyway of the globally threatened European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur),"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 47:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol47/iss1/6