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Streptopelia risoria is a domesticated dove. Its distribution is a result of escapees from aviaries that adapt to their new wild surroundings. They originate from the savannas and dry woodlands of Africa. In the past, ringed turtle-doves were found on the Pescadores Islands (Goodwin 1983). Ringed turtle-doves have been bred in captivity in the Caribbean islands. From captive breeding in the Caribbean, accidentally released birds made their way to the United States where they have established sporadic populations (Geisler 1998). These doves may be found in colonies near Los Angeles, California (Goodwin 1983, Geiser 1998) and southern Florida (Geisler 1998). Other colonies have appeared in various parts of Illinois (Geisler 1998).
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); ethiopian (Native ); neotropical (Introduced ); oceanic islands (Introduced )