Mourning Collared Dove

This species is common or abundant near water. It builds a stick nest in a tree, often a mangrove, and lays two white eggs. Its flight is quick, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.

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The Mourning Collared Dove is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Alternate common name(s): Mourning Collared Dove, African Morning-Dove, Mourning Collared-Dove, Angola Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Fulvous-breasted Dove Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Saly, Senegal - Feb 17, 2004 More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Streptopelia
Species : decipiens
Authority : (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870)