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 European Turtle Dove  Streptopelia turtur


 

  Sonogram of Turtle Dove song

Kavaki, Lesvos, Greece  39 20' 45.1" N  26 10' 15.4" W  24 May 2017

Singing from scrub on a rocky coastal headland.

Song composed of a semi-continuous 'purring' of low frequencing phrases (~0.5-0.75 kHz), each 0.48-0.74 seconds in length and composed of 14-21 elements (not distinguishable to the human ear), each ~0.035 sec in length. Different phrases either level, or ever-so-slight increasing or decreasing in pitch.

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    Turtle Dove

     

     


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