Exotic Species of Doves & Pigeons

Clicking on the links below  will take you to Tables which have the species listed alphabetically where you can click on the species name & see pictures & information on that species.

There are numerous persons & web sites who have allowed the use of their pictures on the IDS web site. The pictures are copyrighted. Please respect these "copyrights".  If you use any  picture include the copyright info. I added a link with the picture or I have added a link to their web site on the LINKS page. 

Seed Eating Species
(listed alphabetically by common names)
Fruit Eating Species
(listed alphabetically by common names)
Complete Dove/Pigeon Genus Relationship/Listings
DNA studies from 2001 & continuing have shown new relationships
within this group of birds.
New World Species Name Updates
(AOU data on why these species have been changed)
A French Dove Blog
(Internet Bird Collections)

Ongoing video project
Egg Comparisons US Native Species Genus Relationship Chart
(accepted until 2001)
Web Site Directory Threatened/Endangered Species Mangoverde World Bird Guide

I used the accepted genus names found in the Handbook of the Birds of the World Vol. 4, Pigeons & Doves (Gibbs, Barnes & Cox 2001) & previous reference books. Each author of the different books uses what they feel is correct. Most do agree on about 95% of the classifications.