Barbary dove (2005/2285)

Streptopelia-risoria-17141.jpg Barbary doveThumbnailsCommon Starling

Barbary doves were introduced to New Zealand in 1867 but it wasn't until over 100 years later that they became established in the wild. Birds near Kerikeri in the Far North (like this one) probably originated from local escapes from captivity.

Common names
barbary dove, African collared dove, African ring-necked dove, ringed turtle dove, ring dove
Location
Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
Photo ID
17141