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AJDH Thursday 22nd June 2006 14:34

Help with dove ID, Eastern Saudi Arabia
 
There are quite a large number of these doves around our costal area but I'm not too sure of the exact identification. To my mind, they are very similar to a collard dove but have too much brown on them. Can anyone help?

http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/...D1062_800w.jpg

Momo Thursday 22nd June 2006 15:57

African collared dove?

M

AJDH Thursday 22nd June 2006 16:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Momo
African collared dove?

M

I had considered that but still thought the head was too brown. It's an option though.

Thanks.

Mike Johnston Thursday 22nd June 2006 16:17

I would say they're almost certainly African Collared Dove, which breed in the Arabian Peninsula. Were domesticated at one time (where Barbary Dove comes from); perhaps the population in your area has a hang-over from that, though I doubt it.

AJDH Thursday 22nd June 2006 16:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Johnston
I would say they're almost certainly African Collared Dove, which breed in the Arabian Peninsula. Were domesticated at one time (where Barbary Dove comes from); perhaps the population in your area has a hang-over from that, though I doubt it.

OK Mike, African collard dove it is. :t:

Thanks.


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