Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pigeons and Doves :: African Mourning Dove

African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens

Described by: Hartlaub; Finsch (1870)
Alternate common name(s): Mourning Collared Dove, African Morning-Dove, Mourning Collared-Dove, Angola Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Fulvous-breasted Dove
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Saly, Senegal - Feb 17, 2004 © Alain Fossť  Location unknown - Date unknown © Allen Chartier  South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Senegal - Feb, 2001 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Sahel zone, and e. to sc. Africa;
Fragmented distribution in s. part of its range;
(1) Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger and c. Nigeria.
(2) E. Sudan (Darfur), Ethiopia and nw. Somalia.
(3) S. Ethiopia and s. Somalia to n. and e. Kenya.
(4) W. Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and c. Tanzania.
(5) Lake Chad, e. Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Sudan, n. and e. Zaire, n. and w. Uganda.
(6) Angola to se. Zaire, w. Zambia, Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique (Limpopo Valley) and ne. South Africa (nw. Transvaal).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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