African Collared-Dove Life History


Habitat Open WoodlandsOpen woodland and parks around people.Back to top


Food SeedsSeeds.Back to top


Nest Placement

Nest Tree

Nest Description

Flimsy platform of twigs, in tree or bush.

Nesting Facts

Clutch Size:2 eggs
Egg Description:White.
Condition at Hatching:Helpless with creamy buff down.
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Behavior Ground ForagerFeeds mostly on ground.Back to top


Conservation Low ConcernFeral populations do not seem to be able to maintain themselves without being provided food by people. Back to top


Cramp, S. (1985). The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Volume 4. Terns to Woodpeckers. Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Goodwin, D. (1983). Pigeon and Doves of the World. 3rd edition. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Sibley, D. A. (2014). The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, USA.

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