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Fawn Ringneck Dove - Domestic Streptopelia Risoria Bird

Fawn Ringneck Dove Domestic

Notable traits of the Fawn Ringneck Dove Bird: Domestic (Streptopelia Risoria)
Latin Name: Streptopelia Risoria
Common Name: Fawn Ringneck Dove
Description: Brown feathers along the back, the wings, and the tail. Flight feathers are grey, with a pale edging. Neck, head and chest are a paler brown, with a black band about the back of the neck. The eyes are dark, with a grey beak and red feet
Gender Determination: Males coo
Trainability: Very tame make good pets.
Length: 27 cm
Average Lifespan: 15 years
Average Weight: 150-200 grams
Song: Coo
Diet: Various grains and seeds, including millet, wheat, milo, black sunflower, canary grass, safflower, and cracked corn
Housing: Ringnecks can be kept and bred in cages as small as two feet square
Loudness: Fairly loud continuous coo
Notes: Ringneck doves have been domesticated for extremely long, likely millenia.
Breeding Notes: The African collared dove constructs nests in small trees and bushes, not very high above the ground. Two eggs are laid one or two days apart and then incubated for 14 days. After hatching the parents feed babies with "pigeon milk" which comes from the lining of their crops. After a week or so the parents begin to add seed to the diet. In three weeks the babies are on an all seed diet and usually fledge, however they are not self sufficient yet. The parents' will continue to feed them for another week as they learn how to find food.
Mutations: Pied and Orange
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Life: 12
Nest: Large up shape nest
Breeding Aviculture: Quite Common
Average Clutch Size: 2
Habitat: Only in captivity.
References: SeedGritEggfood
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