Mourning Collared Dove

Streptopelia decipiens - Tourterelle pleureuse

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Streptopelia

  • Species
    :

    decipiens

Descriptor

Hartlaub Finsch, 1870

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 140 à 230 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Mourning Collared Dove (Streptopelia decipiens) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Streptopelia decipiens shelleyi (Mauritania to c Nigeria)
  • Streptopelia decipiens logonensis (Lake Chad to s Sudan, n DRCongo and w Uganda)
  • Streptopelia decipiens decipiens (e Sudan to Ethiopia and nw Somalia)
  • Streptopelia decipiens elegans (s Ethiopia to s Somalia and e Kenya)
  • Streptopelia decipiens perspicillata (w Kenya to c Tanzania)
  • Streptopelia decipiens ambigua (Angola and Namibia; e DRCongo, Malawi, n Botswana and n Zimbabwe; e Botswana, s Zimbabwe, s Mozambique and ne South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Tourterelle pleureuse,
  • Tórtola Engañosa,
  • Rola-gemedora,
  • Brillentaube,
  • pápaszemes gerle,
  • Treurtortel,
  • Tortora piangente africana,
  • Angolaturturduva,
  • Klagedue,
  • hrdlička okuliarnatá,
  • hrdlička africká,
  • Guløjet Skoggerdue,
  • vaikertajaturturikyyhky,
  • Rooioogtortelduif,
  • tórtora ploranera,
  • synogarlica okularowa,
  • pelēkgalvas ūbele,
  • Африканская горлица,
  • アフリカバト,
  • 哀斑鸠,
  • 哀斑鳩,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Rural Gardens ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Ponds (below 8ha)

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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