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Barbary Dove   (Streptopelia risoria)
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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

 
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A Truly Amazing Race…

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