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 14 videos
A bird feeding on the ground. Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 23 August 2010 2 years ago 39 sec 4.8
A bird walking on the ground. Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 18 August 2010 2 years 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
A bird singing from a post. Locality Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand (ssp roseogrisea)
Josep del Hoyo 24 January 2013 19 weeks ago 41 sec 4.3
Birds eating bread II Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 3 years ago 11 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 11 photos
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 3 years ago 4.4
A bird in a tree.
Locality Haiya, Red Sea State, Sudan (ssp roseogrisea)
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 51 weeks ago 4.4
A bird perched on top of a post.
Locality Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand (ssp roseogrisea)
Josep del Hoyo 24 January 2013 18 weeks ago 4.3
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 46 weeks ago 3.7
Domesticated forms perched.
Locality Warsaw Zoo, Warsaw, Masovian Province, Poland
Tomasz Doroń 30 December 2009 4 years ago 3.7
A bird singing. Locality Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 24 January 2013 19 weeks ago 4
One singing from a tall cactus Locality Cactus Garden, Guatiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
(ssp Introduced species)
Joe Angseesing 28 December 2011 1 year 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