Mourning collared dove

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Mourning collared dove
African mourning dove (Streptopelia decipiens perspicillata).jpg
S. d. perspicillata
Lake Baringo, Kenya
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Streptopelia
Species:
S. decipiens
Binomial name
Streptopelia decipiens
(Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870)

The mourning collared dove (Streptopelia decipiens) is a pigeon that lives in Africa, south of Sahara. Despite its name, it is not a close relative of the North American mourning dove (Zenaida macroura). This species is found most near water.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Streptopelia decipiens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.