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Invasive Species: Birds

Invasive Birds

Species that are not native and also have the potential to harm human health or to harm natural, agricultural or silvicultural resources can be listed as prohibited or restricted by the State of Michigan. If a species is prohibited or restricted, it is unlawful to possess, introduce, import, sell or offer that species for sale as a live organism, except under certain circumstances.

Eurasian Collared Dove

(Streptopelia decaocto)

Prohibited in Michigan

Eurasian collared doves are a mostly gray bird with a white upper body. They have a black collar on the back of the neck, a slender black bill, deep red iris of the eye, broad squared tail with black base, and dark red legs and feet.

More information: Eurasian collared dove

Mute Swan

(Cygnus olor)

Adult mute swans have orange bills. They have an "S" curve to their necks and a black knob on the top of their bills. They have a quieter "trumpet" call than native trumpeter swans.

More information: Mute swan