Prolonged song of Collared Dove. At Newcastle, Co. Wicklow, the 'coocoo-cuk' song of the Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is normally repeated in a series of up to five or seven phrases. I have noted it with up to 15 phrases. On 8th July 1993,1 counted a song of 62 continuous such calls, then a momentary quiet, followed by a resumption of 17 more. R. F. RUTTLEDGE Doon, Newcastle, Greystones, Co.

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