Home > Animals > Birds > Barbary Dove

Barbary Dove   (Streptopelia risoria)
Category: Birds

 

 

This species of dove is the most commonly kept dove in captivity, owing to their ease of care, hardiness, and pleasant natures. They have been a domesticated species for over 2000 years and are thought to descend from the African Collared Dove, Streptopelia roseogrisea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_dove

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/doves_pigeons/ringneckdove.php

http://www.petsource.org/bird-species/1021-dove.html

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Aves
Order - Columbiformes
Family - Columbidae
Genus - Streptopelia
Species - S. risoria

 
Did you know?
Interesting Animal Facts

Asleep at the wheel?

Can you imagine spending nearly all of your life in the air? The common swift doesn’t have to - it just does! From the day this bird learns to fly, it almost never touches the ground voluntarily - it eats, drinks, mates, and may even sleep while flying. While sleep walking can be problematic in humans, many birds have the ability to enter a state called unihemispheric slow-wave sleep, where one half of the brain sleeps as the other remains alert. This method of “sleeping with one eye open,” is a great way to avoid becoming another animal’s meal, and has led to the suspicion that these birds, who almost never willingly land, also sleep while in flight!

Learn more >>

 


NAIA - National Animal Interest Alliance Discover Animals is a web-based educational resource offered by the NAIA
To learn more about the NAIA or about other NAIA programs, visit us at www.NAIAOnline.org
if you would like to help, join or support the NAIA or any of its programs please click here >>