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The Tortore in a generalized manner makes part dellOrdine of i Columbiformi , sottordine Columbae, family Columbidae that it comprises i exactly Doves and Tortore . . Discriminating between Tortore and not clean Colombi, however some main anatomical differences can be noticed that allow to characterize the two types of animals, like the greater robustness and dimension in the doves and the greater grace in the tortore.

Characteristics of the tortore are generally the lengthened body, the small head, the spout weak person and the rather long tail. Most important characteristics of such common animals and to all the Columbiformi are the capacit to produce one particular substance secreta from the gozzo, called also latte of the doves and, differently from what they make the other birds, capacit of drink without interruption dipping the spout and raising it only to silks been satiated.

Two things in the columbiformi with white markings allocchio:

the first two or three primary remiganti that they not never assume one particular devout shape and the first primary remigante that the long one.

The domestic Tortora (domestic risoria Streptopelia)

Three years ago I passed the vacations in Emilia Romagna, in one house to the Lido of the Nations. As soon as arrived I saw on the rays of two Tortore that astonished to me perch, also being similar to our Tortora from the domestic collar (similar not equal, even if I had from the first moment not noticed differences) , they were removed from theirs posatoio emitting of the sounds that were not familiar with the Tortore from the collar domestic in my possession. At the moment I did not think a lot to us devout, but the day after, when risentii those sounds, I became account that in their cerano song two substantial differences, not were containing sounds the consonante R and neanche risatina that it accompanies the back of our tortore; to its place wax one species of guuu extended. Allepoca I thought were of the Tortore wild, even if I was a po confused perch the wild Tortora (Streptopelia turtur) much various from the Tortora from the collar, while those were much similar to questultima, diversifying itself in the general color of the devout cape that appeared cold; moreover the color of the inferior side of the primary remiganti was of tonalit dark and was possible to notice this characteristic from the bottom when the tortore glided down. Disposition of the colors this of the all similar to many other tortore, like as an example the Tortora diamantina that possesses the primary remiganti of black color and visible brown to wing inferiorly above all explained.

Also not resolving my dilemma, I assumed that there was unaltra species of tortora wild in circulation, similar to the Tortora from the domestic collar (allepoca I did not know of the differences between the Tortora from the domestic collar and the Tortora from the collar orients them) but with physical differences and above all etologiche dates from the song.

Devout late I came in possession of an old one libricino of Mr. Alulah M. Taibel, entitled Tortore ornaments them and from voliera published from the Edagricole, that it resolved my doubts. That Tortore that I had seen to the sea and occasionally also from mine you leave, were Tortore from the collar orients them (Streptopelia decaocto decaocto) and they did not have nothing to that to make with the Tortora from the domestic collar.

Someone in fact could from the first moment conclude that decaocto it is the progenitrice of risoria. According to Taibel, and not only for he, decaocto not absolutely the ancestral shape of risoria, from which it differs above all for the song that does not contain, as gi we have said before, the consonante R.

In the regions of the Africa north species of tortora exists for one, the laughing Tortora (roseogrisea Streptopelia) that to the contrary of decaocto characteristic risatina similar to that one possesses one of revived (call exactly cos perch laughs) .

Perci concluded that the Tortora from the domestic collar, does not derive absolutely from the Tortora from the collar they (coming from from the Urali and the Indians) bens from the laughing Tortora orients itself.

To try the all state then a experiment carried out from Mainardi that has confronted the antigenic patrimony of risoria with that one of decaocto , observing that it only in part equal containing antigen specific various in the two species.

After that established that roseogrisea the present ancestral shape in nature of Domestic risoria Streptopelia, decided to change of the name they give Roseogrisea Streptopelia to Risoria Streptopelia considering questultima, where the name does not appear domestic servant, the ancestral species of Domestic risoria Streptopelia.

For last emphasizing that the species of the sort Streptopelia introducing characteristic collarino the black one and cio risoria, . La decaocto and decipiens and perhaps also some other, could be quite considered like subspecies of one collective species, since the hybrids obtained from risoria for decaocto and from risoria for decipiens, they are completely turns out to you fecund, he is males who females. Pu therefore to deduce, as Taibel says, that this species is in via of a slow attended differenziamento in that the isolation conditions are taken place acclimatize them necessary for the speciazione of such animals.


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  In conclusion

  There would be still very many to say on these beautifulst animals, but for this time I have decided to only speak about this confusion that exists between the species risoria and decaocto, decaocto that also seeming from the first moment the species MOTHER , it does not constitute the ancestral shape of risoria.

The Tortore is however beautiful animals much, but also a lot underrates you. The selection capacity ahead from little breeders who carry out this intensely attivit, and the stimulus towards strongly refrained libridazione from the fact that the hybrids are not admitted in the extensions.

The Tortore also ornithological extension is despised from many thought breeders being sure to twisted carriers of several pestilenze dangerous in one. Personally they are instead dellidea that these animals go held in greater consideration and in this I agree perfectly with written how much from the sig. Black (1.0. November 96). They exist in fact most numerous species of Tortore exotic from the showy colors or the graceful shapes like the Tortora wings greens, the frugivore Tortore, the Tortore diamantine (than between laltro they count gi various mutations) . . Moreover the tortore possesses a docile character and confidente lallevatore back, not found what in all the species of birds. In the hope therefore of being able to observe in the next devout ornitocolturali extensions one immense exemplary range of these beautifulst birds.

Card realized from Andrea Coldi