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    African Collared-Dove

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    African Collared-Dove

    Streptopelia roseogrisea
    • ORDER: Columbiformes
    • FAMILY: Columbidae
    Basic Description

    The African Collared-Dove is rarely seen as a wild bird in North America, and it is difficult to distinguish from the Eurasian Collared-Dove. Birds that are seen are often escaped pets and are often called Ringed Turtle-Doves, a form of African Collared-Dove that has been domesticated for centuries. These birds frequently escape from captivity, and feral populations have become established in some cities in the southern United States.

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    Other Names
    • Paloma de Collar Africana (Spanish)
    • Tourterelle rieuse (French)
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