E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Streptopelia decaocto Frivaldszky, 1838
Eurasian Collared Dove
Family: Columbidae
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© Tom Munson  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #9732)

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Distribution of Streptopelia decaocto in British Columbia
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The Eurasian Collard Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is an introduced species in North America. It first spread from the Bahamas, where it was introduced, to Florida in the 1980's, and then spread west and north. In British Columbia, its presence may be a result of releases, though it may also have arrived in the province on its own. It is now breeding in the province.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
ExoticSNAExoticNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2023-10-02 3:10:28 PM]
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