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Sunda Collared Dove - BirdForum Opus

Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Mat & Cathy Gilfedder
Nusa Dua Ponds, Bali, Indonesia, 3 September 2009.
Streptopelia bitorquata


Length: 33 cm (13 in)

  • Gray-brown with rosy breast.
  • Black half-collar nape edged with white
  • Long tail with white border

Juvenile's nape mark confined to sides of neck.


Java, Bali and Lombok to Sumbawa, Flores, Solor, and Timor.


This is a monotypic species[1].

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


Often in mangroves, but also open woodlands in the lowlands as well as cultivated and urban areas.



Forages on the ground for seeds.


Flimsy nest of small twigs. Clutch consists of two white eggs.


Javan birds have a three-note song with a thick rolling throaty quality, first note highest, second lower and longest, third lowest and shortest.


Mostly resident.


  1. BirdLife International 2018. Streptopelia dusumieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22727533A132177741. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22727533A132177741.en. Downloaded on 29 October 2019.
  2. Collar, N.J. (2011) Species limits in some Philippine birds including the Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus. Forktail 27: 29-38.
  3. Christidis et al. 2018. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, version 4.1 (Downloadable checklist). Accessed from https://www.howardandmoore.org.
  4. 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/
  5. del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Philippine Collared-dove (Streptopelia dusumieri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/467130 on 29 October 2019).
  6. 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/
  7. Goodwin, D. (1983) Pigeons and Doves of the World. Cornell Univ. Press.
  8. Pratt, H.D., Bruner, P., and Berrett, D.G. (1987) A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press

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