An apparent mourning dove (Zeneida macroura) was found Monday May 19th 2008 at Skagen, the northernmost point in Denmark.
Pictures of the bird can be found here:
The tail is long, and seems to exclude its near relative, eared dove (Zenaida auriculata). On the flight shots of the Skagen bird, it seems to show bluish tinge on the lower back, and some of the central tail feathers also show bluish tinge. Does mourning dove show these features?
And, is it possible from these images to say anything about subspecies? Or age?
I would also like to hear about its captivity status in Europe (allthough this is slightly off topic on this forum).
Andreas Bruun Kristensen