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RINGED TURTLE DOVE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Streptopelia risoria
HOUSE NAME: "Charlie"
HABITAT: Doves are adaptable to a wide variety of habitats including urban areas. This species is kept in captivity worldwide.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
FUN FACT: Doves are very fast fliers, often cruising at 40-50 mph. In addition to being fast, these doves are amazing in their ability to change speed and direction.
DIET: Mostly seeds and berries
DESCRIPTION: Ringed turtle doves are approximately 11 inches long, with a wingspan of approximately 20 inches. They are pale-colored with a thin black collar around the back of the neck. The upper parts are grayish, and the head and underparts are pale buff. The tail is long and square-ended, with white corners. Males and females look alike. Pigeons and doves have unique bills with a fleshy, often bulbous swelling at the base and another smaller, horny swelling toward the tip.
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*This animal is an education animal ambassador, their habitat is not viewable to public as they require privacy when not on program
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