Collared dove

species of bird

Collared doves (Eurasian collared dove, Streptopelia decaocto) are relatively small and slim doves. Males and females look alike, with a pastel buff/grey body with pink accents and slightly darker grey on their wings and tail. It is about 32 cm long. They nest near inhabited buildings for preference.

Profile of a collared dove

This dove is hugely successful in the present-day world. It is one of the great colonisers of the bird world. It has travelled far beyond its original range to colonise colder countries. It is now a permanent resident in several of these northern countries. The species has also colonised much of North America. In Asia it is thought of as the “National dove of Pakistan” respectively.