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There are over 300 species of doves. Only a few of these are kept in captivity in North America. A number of species are listed below which are kept on a fairly common basis.

You will notice that there is still a large amount of information to be collected and compiled about these species. New Species will be added as information is gathered and processed. If you have any information about these species or any others that you would like to share, please let us know.

Nearly all of this species information was collected and sorted by Jeff Downing, owner of and ADA Newsletter Editor. Please take a moment to visit Jeff's website and be sure to order his book, Diamond Doves: A Guide To Their Colors And Care.

Domestic Species
  • Ringneck Dove (as pictured above)
  • White Dove
  • Diamond Dove

Exotic Species
  • African Collared Dove
  • Asian Dwarf Turtle Dove
  • Australian Crested Pigeon
  • Bar Shoulder Dove (Copper Neck)
  • Bare-eyed Ground Dove
  • Bartlett's Bleeding Heart Pigeon
  • Black-winged Ground Dove
  • Blue Ground Dove
  • Blue-spotted Dove
  • Bronzewing Pigeon (common)
  • Cape Dove
  • Cassin's Dove
  • Celebes Quail Dove
  • Crested Quail Dove
  • Diamond Dove
  • Emerald-spotted Dove
  • Eurasian Collared Dove
  • European Wood Pigeon
  • Golden Heart Dove
  • Greenwing Dove
  • Greenwing Dove (Blue)
  • Half-collared Dove
  • Inca Dove
  • Jobi Dove
  • Key West Quail Dove
  • Laceneck Dove
  • Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove
  • Mourning Dove
  • Mountain Witch
  • Nicobar Pigeon
  • Olive Pigeon
  • Passenger Pigeon
  • Peaceful Dove
  • Peruvian Ground Dove
  • Pheasant Pigeon
  • Picui Ground Dove
  • Pygmy Ground Dove
  • Ruddy Ground Dove
  • Senegal Palm Dove
  • Socorro Dove
  • Tambourine Dove
  • Triangular Spot Dove
  • Vinaceous Ringdove
  • White Crowned Pigeon
  • White Winged Dove
  • Zebra Dove

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