African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea


Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: # _the_WP15.xls#.
Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Turbott, E.G. 1990. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand. Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Wellington.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 155 g

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 11,000,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 6,820,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.3 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to locally abundant (Gibbs et al. 2001).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bahamas extant introduced yes
Bahrain extant vagrant yes
Benin extant native yes
Burkina Faso extant native
Cameroon extant native
Chad extant native
Djibouti extant native
Egypt extant native
Eritrea extant native
Ethiopia extant native
Gambia extant native
Ghana extant vagrant
Israel extant vagrant
Jordan extant vagrant
Kuwait extant native yes
Mali extant native
Mauritania extant native
New Zealand extant introduced yes
Niger extant native
Nigeria extant native
Puerto Rico (to USA) extant introduced yes
Saudi Arabia extant native yes
Senegal extant native
Somalia extant native
Sudan extant native yes
USA extant introduced yes
Western Sahara extant native yes
Yemen extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burkina Faso Béli River
Burkina Faso Lake Oursi - Lake Darkoye
Cameroon Kalamaloué National Park
Cameroon Lake Maga
Cameroon Logone flood-plain
Cameroon Waza National Park
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Lake Chad
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Djibouti Dôda
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech
Mali Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo
Mali Tombouctou
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa
Mauritania Wad Initi
Mauritania Wagchogda
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Dallol Boboye
Niger Diffa-Kinzindi grassland and wetlands
Niger Dilia de Lagané
Niger Makalondi district
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Niger Termit Mountains
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve
Saudi Arabia Al-Habrow al-Arabi
Senegal Ferlo North
Senegal Ferlo South
Senegal Guembeul Avifaunal Reserve and St Louis lagoons
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll)
Sudan En Nahud
Sudan Jebel Marra
Sudan Lake Kundi
Sudan Um Badr lake
Yemen Al-Kadan area
Yemen Al-Murah
Yemen Wadi Mawr - Al-Zuhrah

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Desert Hot suitable non-breeding
Desert Hot suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 1100 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - international non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Streptopelia roseogrisea. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.