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Dove Species

If you are looking for all the information related to dove species, Beauty of Birds is the best place. Here you can get our index of Dove Species with links to species pages that go into much deeper detail about each type of dove.

Black-billed Wood Dove

Also check out our gallery of dove images on the different dove species for a visual reference and our page on the different specific fruit dove species.

African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea)

African Mourning Dove (Streptopelia decipiens)

Bar Shoulder Dove / Bar-shouldered Copper Neck Dove (Geopelia humeralis)

Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus)

Black-naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospila)

Blue Ground Dove (Claravis pretiosa)

Bronzewing Dove

Brown Cuckoo Dove

Caribbean Doves (Leptotila jamaicensis)

Cassin’s Doves

Celebes Quail Doves / Celebes Yellow-breasted Doves

Collared Doves

Common Ground Doves – Columbina passerina

Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus)

Common Bronzewing Doves

Common Mexican Ground Doves

Crested Quail Doves

Crimson-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus porphyraceus)

Diamond Doves (Geopelia cuneata)

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)

Emerald Doves (Chalcophaps indica)

Eurasian Collared Doves (Streptopelia decaocto)

European Wood Pigeon

Fruit Pigeon / Fruit Doves (Ptilinopus): Mariana Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus roseicapilla), Jambu Fruit Doves (Ptilinopus jambu), Pink-headed Fruit Dove, Pink-necked Fruit Dove, Temminck’s Fruit Pigeon, Superb Fruit Dove, Temminck’s Fruit Dove, Pink-headed or necked Fruit Dove, Wompoo Fruit Dove, Yellow-breasted Fruit Dove

Galápagos Doves (Zenaida galapagoensis)

Golden Heart Doves

Greenwing Doves

Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi): This medium-sized New World tropical dove is endemic to the island of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles, and its current population is estimated at 96. This dove is classified as critically endangered by BirdLife International.

Grey-fronted Doves (Leptotila rufaxilla)

Grey-headed Doves (Leptotila plumbeiceps)

Half-collared Doves aka Ring-Necked Dove or Cape Turtle Dove and the Half-Collared Dove

Inca Doves (Columbina inca)

Indian Ring-neck Doves

Jobi Dove

Key West Quail-Doves (Geotrygon chrysia)

Laughing Doves (Streptopelia senegalensis)

Laceneck / Chinese-spotted Doves

Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove (Gallicolumba luzonica)

Mindoro Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae) is bird native to the Philippines. It is an endangered species.

Mountain Witch Dove / Crested Quail Dove

Mourning Dove aka Upland Dove, Wood Dove (unrelated to the Wood Dove genus Turtur from Africa)

Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis)

Negros Bleeding-heart Doves (Gallicolumba keayi)

Oriental Turtle-Doves (Streptopelia orientalis)

Pacific Dove (Z. meloda) or West Peruvian Dove

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata)

Purple-winged Ground Dove (Claravis godefrida): The Purple-winged Ground Dove is critically endangered and, native to portions of South America, including Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Red-bellied Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus greyii)

Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata)

Red Turtle Dove, also known as the Red Collared Dove, is a small pigeon which is a resident breeding bird in the tropics in South Asia.

Ringed Turtle Dove

Ringneck Doves (Streptopelia risoria) or Barbary Doves

Rock Dove (Homing Pigeon)

Ruddy Ground Doves (Columbina talpacoti)

Ruddy Quail Dove (Geotrygon montana)

Senegal Turtle Dove / Palm Dove

Streptopelia Dove

Sorocco Doves (Zenaida graysoni)

Spotted Doves (Streptopelia chinensis)

Tambourine Dove (African Wood Doves)

Tanna Ground Dove (Gallicolumba ferruginea), also known as Forster’s Dove of Tanna

Thick-billed Ground Dove (Gallicolumba salamonis)

Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)Mourning Dove

Vinaceous Dove (Streptopelia vinacea)

Whistling Dove (Ptilinopus layardi)

White-tipped Doves (Leptotila verreauxi)

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

Wood Doves (Genus: Turtur native to Sub-Saharan Africa – includes 5 species)

Zebra Dove

Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita)

Further Dove Information


Gordon Ramel

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