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Philippine Collared Dove - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Romy Ocon
Candaba Wetlands, Pampanga, Philippines, 20 December 2006.
Streptopelia dusumieri


  • Upperside mostly earth-brown
  • Underside mostly white with a pinkish wash that is strongest at breast and throat
  • Head and neck mostly grey with a pinkish wash
  • Broad half collar on the rear of the neck with a green wash and bordered below with rusty area
  • Underside of tail with broad black base, outer tail feather with white edge and grey tip
  • Bill black, legs red and eye orange-brown


Photo © by Romy Ocon
Candaba Swamp, Pampanga, Philippines, 7 March 2005.

Philippines and Sulu Archipelago; vagrant to northern Borneo. Introduced to Northern Mariana Islands (Guam north to Saipan)


This is a monotypic species[1].

Philippine Collared Dove and Sunda Collared Dove were previously one species under the name of Island Collared Dove.


Mostly open country including grassland, agricultural areas and urban areas as long as there are some bushes and trees.


Breeding involves a flimsy nest of small branches placed in a form of a horizontal branch of a low tree.


Birds in Luzon have a brisk three-note call lacking guttural tone, first note highest, second lowest and shortest, third longest and slightly lower than first.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2021. IOC World Bird List (v 11.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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