Interesting facts about the Collared Dove


I thought I would find out what the conservation status of the Collared Dove is .

After what happened to a forum user with the admins Dont bring up things that might be controversial. I thought people might just find it interesting. 

for anyone not familer with green amber and red 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/uk-conservation-status-explained/



https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/bocc5/bocc5-report.pdf



Amber list





acording to the Wildlife Trust The Collared Dove is green listed but from 2021 it was put on the red listed which means there population over recent years must of started declining which is why it’s red listed. 


https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/collared-dove/

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/birds/pigeons-and-doves/collared-dove

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Interesting facts about Collared Doves

Live movement of the Collared Dove starting from last year

https://eurobirdportal.org/ebp/en/#home/STRDEC/p52weeks

https://www.bto.org/our-science/projects/gbw/gardens-wildlife/garden-birds/a-z-garden-birds/collared-dove

https://app.bto.org/birdfacts/results/bob6840.htm

There larger than the Turtle Dove and smaller than the Woodpigeon and can be identified by the black collar. 

Collared Dove call

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLFFgJk1PU_BOgTRKPgVTN-xVs2Xm26djb&v=XIq6dV9lKEc&feature=emb_title

more Collared Dove facts

https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=Vft1EGTCFbw&feature=emb_title

  • In the great scheme of things the Collared Dove is a comparative new comer. The first one I saw here in N.Yorkshire was in the late 1950's and I think it was the mid 50's when they first bred in the UK. Quite remarkable when you think that now, as has been said elsewhere, they are almost everywhere.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Seaman:

    I don’t know the what year in the 1950s that they first bred but it’s interesting that’s the first Collared dove you saw was in the late 1950s cause it first bred in the 1950s in Norfolk.  and thats the same year  you saw one for the first time

  • Always interesting to read about species status.

    The green amber red status you mention is a very common form of progress (and risk) assessment, often referred to as the traffic light status or RAG (red amber green) status.

    It is ideal for early data collection and being straightforward in appearance, it often makes for a good portrayal of an over survey results  and simple presentations.

    In my last role before retirement, one of my prime data collection processes involved compiling risk assessments and presenting the overall status to managers and engineers. The presentations were based on the RAG scheme, for quick clear and concise presentations.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Zo Clark:

    Zo,I've just checked my old records and my first sighting locally, a short cycle ride away, was was July 1959 just North of York. A pair had bred in Yorkshire in 1958. I believe s pair bred in Norfolk in 1955 but I'm not sure if they were successful

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Seaman:

    Ok. So since they first bred in Norfolk 1955 and then bred just North of Yorkshire in 1958 i think it sounds like they might of bred near you 3 or 4 years after they first bred in the UK. I don’t think the count Is dead on but I think it might be close. But the first time you saw a Collared Dove was the year after they bred In or near your area since it was in 1959. In other words it sounds like it was only a couple of years after they bred in 1955 you had your first sighting.
  • In reply to Zo Clark:

    That sounds about right Zo, I've never looked at it as deep as that

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Hi

    Collared Dove populations are lower now than in the 1970s-80s.

    It could be the influx moved through towards Iceland

    S

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  • Interestingly the first breeding pairs were in the Cromer Overstrand area..............

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    That is interesting. I did find out it was the Norfolk coast but I didn’t know where exactly.
  • Maybe they left a card for the Bee eaters saying- It's good here!

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