Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Thursday 22nd June 2006, 14:34   #1
AJDH
Registered User
 
AJDH's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Work Saudi Arabia Home Bolton England
Posts: 4,174
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
AJDH is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 22nd June 2006, 15:57   #2
Momo
Registered User

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ayer, VS, most of the time
Posts: 1,029
African collared dove?

M
Momo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 22nd June 2006, 16:06   #3
AJDH
Registered User
 
AJDH's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Work Saudi Arabia Home Bolton England
Posts: 4,174
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.
AJDH is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 22nd June 2006, 16:17   #4
Mike Johnston
Registered User

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: .
Posts: 880
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.
__________________
Mike
Mike Johnston is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 22nd June 2006, 16:53   #5
AJDH
Registered User
 
AJDH's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Work Saudi Arabia Home Bolton England
Posts: 4,174
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.

Thanks.
AJDH is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greeting from Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Say Hello 13 Thursday 1st June 2006 16:50
Warbler help - Saudi Arabia AJDH Bird Identification Q&A 20 Friday 28th April 2006 16:33
need bird ID in Saudi Arabia amy4hsales Bird Identification Q&A 9 Thursday 23rd June 2005 16:33
Turkey July 2004 Rich Bonser Vacational Trip Reports 10 Saturday 5th March 2005 07:50
Twitchers invade Orkney for glimpse of eastern dove..... El Annie Birds & Birding 0 Sunday 8th December 2002 19:04

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.15651202 seconds with 14 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 18:02.