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There may be an ambiguity problem here - I'm seeing several different scientific names for birds called "turtle doves". --mav

there are several turtle dove species, but only the European S. turtur is normally referred to unqualified. Other scientific names refer to different species where there is always a qualifie, eg Oriental turtle dovejimfbleak

Can we merge turtle-dove here? --Kaihsu 13:47 Apr 18, 2003 (UTC)

Better not to, in my view, Kaihsu. The two entries have very different puropses. They should certainly link to one another though. Tannin
We could use a horizontal line to separate the two, with the Biblical one on the bottom.... --Kaihsu 14:01 Apr 18, 2003 (UTC)
Well, put like that I can't really say I object, though I still don't see much purpose in it. Let's let it sit for a day or two, see if anyone else has a view. If there are no objections, then it's up to you. Tannin
I was going to suggest deleting turtle-dove. I certainly wouldn't want to put them on the same page, since as Tannin said they serve completely different puposes, and have a time difference of 92 years. jimfbleak 14:12 Apr 18, 2003 (UTC)

Cited in Flint Journal[edit]

[1] Whatever page it turns out to be in the article online, it will say 'according to Wikipedia' for the turtle doves. This proves that WIkipedia is gaining credence. ~crazytales·t·c 14:37, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

The Turtle Dove[edit]

As I understand it, The Turtle Dove is also the name of one of the most beautiful songs ever composed. Is there really no Wikipedia article for this song? --Andreas Rejbrand (talk) 19:10, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Fare you well, my dear, I must be gone, and leave you for a while ... --Andreas Rejbrand (talk) 19:12, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Why "turtle"?[edit]

Can anybody explain? Palpalpalpal (talk) 22:25, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Despite the identical spelling, the "turtle" of the name, derived from Latin turtur, has no connection with the marine reptile, "turtle" in that case coming originally from late Latin tortuca. Turtur represents the soft purring call of the bird. I've added the first sentence of this answer to the text Jimfbleak. Talk to me 05:46, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Photo of egg[edit]

The same photo of the egg in this article is being used for both the oriental turtle dove and the European Turtle Dove. The same is happening in a number of laguages. Regards, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 12:10, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

This is very odd - why does European Turtle Dove above show as as "page does not exist"? Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 12:32, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
There's no redirect page for the difference in capitalization. Lost on Belmont (talk) 13:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Lost on belmont: Thanks. But, no, that is not it - I tried both ways, a few times, and whatever I do, it does not change. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 18:49, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Hope you don't mind, but I've capitalized each letter and now it points to the existent page. If you try going to "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/european_turtle_dove" you'll see that the lowercase version doesn't exist. It's just the capitalization. Lost on Belmont (talk) 22:02, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Also, if you look carefully at the surface of both eggs, you'll see that they are, in fact, different eggs with the same background. Lost on Belmont (talk) 22:05, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Well spotted! Um abraço, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 00:19, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Move to Turtle Dove[edit]

Now the Turtle Dove is redirected to European Turtle Dove. As some sources say, they are the same [2]. But the problem is that this bird (Streptopelia turtur) is native to and found in Asia and Africa as well, and it's not encyclopedic to call a Eurocia & Africa native bird as only European!
(Native Asian and African countries: Afghanistan; Algeria; Andorra; Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Cameroon; Chad; China; Egypt; Eritrea; Estonia; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Iran, Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Qatar; Romania; Russian Federation; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Slovenia; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Syrian; Tajikistan; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Arab Emirates; Uzbekistan; Western Sahara; Yemen [3], [4])--Taranet (talk) 09:28, 25 February 2013 (UTC)