Island Collared-dove



The Island Collared Dove (Streptopelia bitorquata) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. The species occurs in the Indonesian islands from Java to Timor. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland in open areas with scattered trees and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. The Philippine Collared Dove was once considered a subspecies.The broad dark collar separate it from spotted Dove and the red Turtle dove



Key Facts
Current IUCN Red List category
Least Concern
Scientific Name
Streptopelia bitorquata
Family
Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)
Population size
Unknown mature individuals
Population trend
Decreasing
Country endemic
No


Komorner Tumbler

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The Breed originated in between 18 - 19th century in the city Komarno in Austria . Its ancestors were imported by Ottoman Turks from eastern parts of the Ottoman Empire.The breed has American and European varieties that are recognized as separate breeds at shows with classes catering for American Komorner Tumbler and European Komorner Tumblers. Originally breed for acrobatic flying as tumbler pigeon.Komorner are seldom free-flown today and exist only for exhibition in pigeon show . Komorner are small, slim pigeons much more compact and delicate than the Racing Homer. The bird typically sports a magpied pattern with colors in black, blue, red,silver, yellow and dun.They are also breed in solid colors.The head is adorned with a crest extending from ear to ear and terminating in rosettes. The Komorner is another fancy breed where look is every thing

Comoro Olive pigeon


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Comoro Olive pigeon is endemic to the Comoro archipelago where it is found on all three islands of the Comoro islands and on Mayotte .This Species is listed as Near Threatened owing to its small population. It faces threats from habitat clearance and degradation, and hunting