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African Collared-Dove

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African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogrisea
  • ORDER: Columbiformes
  • FAMILY: Columbidae

Basic Description

The African Collared-Dove is rarely seen as a wild bird in North America, and it is difficult to distinguish from the Eurasian Collared-Dove. Birds that are seen are often escaped pets and are often called Ringed Turtle-Doves, a form of African Collared-Dove that has been domesticated for centuries. These birds frequently escape from captivity, and feral populations have become established in some cities in the southern United States.

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Other Names

  • Tórtola Rosigrís (Spanish)
  • Tourterelle rieuse (French)
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