Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)


Philippine Collared-dove (Streptopelia dusumieri)


French: Tourterelle des Philippines German: Philippinenkichertaube Spanish: Tórtola bicollar filipina
Other common names: Philippine Turtle-dove

Columba dusumieri


, 1823,

vicinity of Manila, Luzon, Philippines


Until recently considered conspecific with S. bitorquata, but differs in a more contrasting (black and white) outer tail (2), less contrasting undertail (2), paler collar, with greenish sheen and “scaly” effect, virtually no white band above, and rusty pink starting beneath (at least 2), paler underparts (ns[1]) and shorter bill (2), with a markedly different song (although a greater sample needed for confirmation)#R. Monotypic.


Philippines; also recorded in N Borneo. Introduced to Guam and N Marianas.

Descriptive notes

30–33 cm; 145·5–173·7 g. Duller and paler than formerly conspecific S. bitorquata; head pinkish grey and half-collar dark grey with greenish sheen, white edging... read more


Advertising call described as a sad “tuk-mm-mm” or hoarse “cook-coo-COO-oo”, repeated at regular... read more


An open-country species of grassland and agricultural land with trees and scrub; records on Borneo... read more

Food and feeding

Few data and no known differences from S. bitorquata.


Season Mar–May in Philippines. Nests sited 1–7 m above ground on branches in low trees at the edges of clearings, fish ponds and... read more


Occasional sightings (1950s and 1960s) from N Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak) are believed to either... read more

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Philippine population has shown a rapid decline on Luzon (where it was still common as recently as early 1990s), and probably elsewhere, and is now local and... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). 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 on 25 January 2020).