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 15 videos
A bird feeding on the ground. Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 23 August 2010 4 years ago 39 sec 4.8
A bird foraging on the beach Locality La Gomera, Canary Islands
Eric Roualet 23 December 2005 6 years ago 12 sec 4.3
A bird singing from a post. Locality Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island, New Zealand (ssp roseogrisea)
Josep del Hoyo 24 January 2013 2 years ago 41 sec 4.3
Birds eating bread II Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 5 years ago 11 sec 4.2
A bird walking on the ground. Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 18 August 2010 4 years ago 23 sec 4.2
Birds nesting on a cactus Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 5 years ago 41 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 27 photos
bird before landing
Locality Abu Arish, Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 22 March 2015 7 weeks ago 4.9
A bird perched on a roof
Locality Omdurman, Khartoum State, Sudan
hythumm 28 October 2014 1 year ago 4.2
A bird in a tree.
Locality Haiya, Red Sea State, Sudan (ssp roseogrisea)
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 2 years ago 4.1
A bird on a tree
Locality El Mas‘udiya, Blue Nile State, Sudan
hythumm 4 January 2015 44 weeks ago 4
A feral and introduced bird.
Locality Newport Beach, Orange County, California, USA (United States)
firstname.lastname@example.org 18 October 2006 1 year ago 4
A side view of an adult perched
Locality Waza National Park, Far North Province, Cameroon (ssp roseogrisea)
Lars Petersson 8 March 2012 1 year ago 4
Domesticated form interacting in an aviary and singing Locality Casela Nature Park, Mauritius
Joe Angseesing 18 June 2015 19 weeks ago 4.5
A bird singing. Locality Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 24 January 2013 2 years ago 4
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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 5 years ago 3