Merlin

African Collared-Dove Life History

Habitat

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

Food

Food SeedsSeeds.Back to top

Nesting

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

Behavior Ground ForagerFeeds mostly on ground.Back to top

Conservation

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

Credits

Cramp, S. (1985). Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Vol. 4. Terns to Woodpeckers. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA.

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, USA.

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