African Collared-dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) - HBW 4, p. 137
French: Tourterelle rieuse
Spanish: Tórtola Rosigrís
Other common names: Pink-headed Dove, Rosy-grey Turtle-dove; Barbary Dove (“risoria”)
Taxonomy: Columbam roseogriseam [sic] Sundevall, 1857, Nubia.
Forms a superspecies with S. bitorquata, S. decaocto and S. reichenowi; sometimes considered conspecific with S. decaocto. Domesticated form, sometimes referred to as “S. risoria”, has been subject of many studies on genetics, psychology, ethology, neurophysiology and notably endocrinology. Populations W of L Chad sometimes awarded separate race, bornuensis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- roseogrisea (Sundevall, 1857) - SW Mauritania and Senegambia E through Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan to W Ethiopia.
- arabica (Neumann, 1904) - coastal Eritrea and Somalia, and Arabia from Jiddah to Aden (S Yemen).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 11 videos
A bird feeding on the ground. Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 23 August 2010 1 year ago 39 sec 4.8
A bird walking on the ground. Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 18 August 2010 1 year ago 23 sec 4.5
Birds nesting on a cactus Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 3 years ago 41 sec 4.5
A bird foraging on the beach Locality La Gomera, Canary Islands
Eric Roualet 23 December 2005 4 years ago 12 sec 4.3
Birds eating bread II Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 3 years ago 11 sec 4.2
A pair on a branch. Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 18 August 2010 1 year ago 31 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 10 photos
A bird in a tree.
Locality Haiya, Red Sea State, Sudan (ssp roseogrisea)
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 22 weeks ago 4.4
Inroduced species ( locally called Barbary Dove) in a suburban garden at Kerikeri
Locality Kerikeri, Northland Region, North Island, New Zealand
David Taylor 1 May 2010 2 years ago 4.4
a bird on acacia tree.in the village of Elmasudiya. Sudan.
Locality Sudan (ssp roseogrisea)
hythumm 8 September 2011 1 year ago 3.8
An adult perched high in an acacia.
Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp roseogrisea)
David Beadle 8 February 2009 17 weeks ago 3.7
Domesticated forms perched.
Locality Warsaw Zoo, Warsaw, Masovian Province, Poland
Tomasz Doroń 30 December 2009 3 years ago 3.7
A dove on an iron bar
Locality El Mas‘udiya, Blue Nile State, Sudan
hythumm 3 November 2012 28 weeks ago 3.6
One singing from a tall cactus Locality Cactus Garden, Guatiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
(ssp Introduced species)
Joe Angseesing 28 December 2011 49 weeks ago 3
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An adult singing on a tree branch. Un adulto vocalizando desde la rama de un árbol. Locality Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
J. Gonzalez y F. Collazo 25 March 2008 3 years ago 3