Streptopelia decaocto 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Columbiformes Columbidae

Scientific Name: Streptopelia decaocto Frivaldszky, 1838
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Eurasian Collared-dove, Collared Dove
Taxonomic Source(s): del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Taxonomic Notes:

Streptopelia decaocto and S. xanthocycla (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as S. decaocto following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993). 

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Symes, A., Taylor, J., Ashpole, J
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Albania; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belgium; Bhutan; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; China; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Nepal; Netherlands; Norway; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Poland; Portugal; Qatar; Romania; Russian Federation (Central Asian Russia, European Russia); Saudi Arabia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sri Lanka; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Belize; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Japan; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Turks and Caicos Islands; United States
Anguilla; Malta; Tunisia; Yemen
Present - origin uncertain:
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:93400000
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:No
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Population [top]

Population:Rich et al. (2004) have estimated the global population to number c.8,000,000 individuals. The European population is estimated at 7,910,000-14,300,000 pairs, which equates to 15,800,000-28,600,000 mature individuals or c. 24,000,000-43,000,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2015). Europe forms c. 40% of the global range, so a revised estimate of the global population size is c.60,000,000-110,000,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.

Trend Justification:  The population is suspected to be increasing as ongoing habitat degradation is creating new areas of suitable habitat. In Europe, the population is estimated to have undergone a modest increase between 1980 and 2013 (EBCC 2015).
Current Population Trend:Increasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:In its original range it inhabits semi-desert and arid country with scattered trees such as Acacia (Baptista et al. 2015). Elsewhere it is found in towns and cities, parks, orchards and gardens. It mainly feeds on the ground taking seed, cereal grain, fruits of herbs and grasses and some green parts of plants. It will also take some invertebrates. It is generally resident (Baptista et al. 2015).
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):5.3
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are currently no known serious threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
EU Birds Directive Annex II. There are currently no known conservation measures for this species.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Currently no conservation measures are required for this species.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Streptopelia decaocto. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22727811A86083415. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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