Nonnatives - Ringed Turtle-Dove

Ringed Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia risoria

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1930's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 5 counties  At least 10 years, 8 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Expanding

Threats to natives:  Unknown impact on native species.

Species Account: This species' origin and native country are uncertain. It has been domesticated and is in captivity worldwide. It needs to be heavily fed to maintain a population in the wild. It is believed that the Ringed Turtle-Dove is interbreeding with the Eurasian Collared Dove in Pinellas County. This species is believed to have been or is now present in at least 20 counties. Individual counties are not listed.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Bay 1992   Not reported breeding 2 pairs (Pranty 1993a)
Broward 1986?   Not reported breeding Reported possible breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Collier 1997   Not reported breeding Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area (Florida Park Service District 4 Wildlife Database)
Dade 1930's   At least 10 years Not a persistent population
Hernando 1986?   Not reported breeding Reported possible breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Monroe 1986?   Not reported breeding Reported probable breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Nassau 1989   At least 10 years Not a persistent population.
Okaloosa 1986?   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Orange 1986?   At least 10 years Reported confirmed breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Pasco 1986?   Not reported breeding Reported probable breeding (Florida BBA 1986-91).
Pinellas 1986?   At least 10 years It is a common visitor to bird feeders in Pinellas County. Reported confirmed breeding by Florida BBA (1986-91).
Polk 1996   Not reported breeding Polk phosphate mines, Pranty 1997b
Sarasota 1982   Not reported breeding Myakka River State Park (Florida Park Service District 4 Wildlife Database)

References

Pranty, B. 1993a. Field observations [summer report: June-July 1992]. Florida Field Naturalist 21:23-28.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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