Backyard Birds

Barred Doves

The Barred Doves (Geopelia maugei) is a small dove that is native to the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia including East Timor. It is closely related to the Zebra Dove of southeast Asia and the Peaceful Dove of Australia and New Guinea.

It inhabits scrub, cultivated land, and woodland edges in lowland areas. It is found on Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor, the Tanimbar Islands, the Kei Islands (Maluku province), and other smaller islands.


The Barred Doves is similar to the Zebra Dove in appearance but has bare yellow skin around the eye and black-and-white barring which extends right across the breast and belly.

Further Dove Information


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