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American dove attracts twitchers
American mourning dove
The American mourning dove has caused a stir
A dove spotted only a handful of times in the British Isles has drawn dozens of bird watchers to North Uist.

The American mourning dove was first seen by Brian Rabbitts about three miles (4km) from where he previously saw one in 1999.

Wildlife guide Stephen Duffield said more than 100 twitchers had flocked to the Western Isles to see the bird.

The British Birds Rarities Committee said it was aware of the sighting and was awaiting a recording.



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