Blond & White Ringnecks

C.O. Whitman & other dove fanciers around the world in the late 1700's, 1800's & early 1900's considered these two birds as individual species or races. This was due to the different colors of the two birds. One was a light brown & had a black neck ring; the other was white & no black neck ring. Many years elapsed before it was determined that these two birds were the same specie & actually just different color phases. These two colors, Blond (Fawn) and White, were the only known colors in Ringneck Doves in the United States until the 1950's. 

Streptopelia risoria                                                      Streptopelia alba

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