Birds of the World

Columbidae : Pigeons & Doves

Eurasian Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Dumfriesshire, Scotland - January 2005

This very successful species has undergone a massive range expansion over the last 70 years, spreading from its original homelands in southern Asia through Asia minor, parts of north Africa and most of Europe.

Lancashire, England - February 2004

The first recorded breeding in Britain was in 1955. Since then it has rapidly spread throughout the country and is now one of Britain's commonest birds.

Bahama Islands - January 2014