Pigeons

Doves and Pigeons - Family Columbidae

Rock Dove Columba livia. Exotic. Breeder. Common in all seasons and regions. Found in cities and on farms, bridges, and cliffs.

Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata. Accidental. Hypothetical.

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto. Exotic. Breeder. Common in all seasons in Gulf Coast and Inland Coastal Plain regions. In Tennessee Valley and Mountain region, local and rare to uncommon in all seasons, but increasing. Found in suburbs, parks, and farm groves.

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica. Possible breeder. Uncommon in spring and fall, rare in winter, and occasional in summer in Gulf Coast region. In other regions, occasional in summer, fall, and winter. Found on farms and in woodlots and grasslands. Low Conservation Concern.

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura. Breeder. Common in all seasons and regions. Found on farms, and in towns, woodlots, agricultural fields, and grasslands. Lowest Conservation Concern.

Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius. Extinct. Once overwintered in mature, mast producing woodlands.

Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina. Breeder. Uncommon in all seasons in Gulf Coast and Inland Coastal Plain regions. Rare in all seasons in Tennessee Valley and Mountain regions. Found in sandy open areas, sparsely vegetated grasslands, and on farms and roadsides. MODERATE CONSERVATION CONCERN.

References Cited:

Mirarchi. Ralph E., ed. 2004. Alabama Wildlife, Volume One.  A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals.  The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL. 209 pp.

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