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 Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bahamas I Extant Yes
Bahrain V Extant Yes
Benin N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant
Cameroon N Extant
Chad N Extant
Djibouti N Extant
Egypt N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
Gambia N Extant
Ghana V Extant
Israel V Extant
Jordan V Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant
Mauritania N Extant
New Zealand I Extant Yes
Niger N Extant
Nigeria N Extant
Puerto Rico (to USA) I Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant
Somalia N Extant
Sudan N Extant Yes
USA I Extant Yes
Western Sahara N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant 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 Logone flood-plain
Cameroon Waza National Park
Cameroon Lake Maga
Djibouti Dôda
Eritrea Dehalak Archipelago and offshore islands
Eritrea Gulf of Zula
Eritrea Southern Plateau: Furrus
Mali Tombouctou
Mali Lac Faguibine
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech
Mali Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo
Mauritania Tamreïkat
Mauritania Chegga
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass)
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa
Mauritania Wagchogda
Mauritania Tinigart
Mauritania Wad Initi
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Makalondi district
Niger Dallol Boboye
Niger Dilia de Lagané
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve
Sudan Um Badr lake
Sudan Jebel Marra
Sudan En Nahud
Sudan Lake Kundi
Senegal Djoudj wetlands
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll)
Senegal Guembeul Avifaunal Reserve and St Louis lagoons
Senegal Ferlo North
Senegal Ferlo South
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Chad Lake Chad
Chad Zakouma National Park
Chad Binder - Léré
Saudi Arabia Al-Habrow al-Arabi
Yemen Al-Murah
Yemen Wadi Mawr - Al-Zuhrah
Yemen Al-Kadan area
Saudi Arabia Umm al-Qamari
Saudi Arabia Shuqaiq mangrove
Saudi Arabia Wadi Jawwah
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish
Yemen Wadi Hajar
Yemen Hiswat al-Hugayma
Niger Diffa-Kinzindi grassland and wetlands
Niger Termit Mountains

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 (2022) Species factsheet: Streptopelia roseogrisea. Downloaded from on 08/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/12/2022.