Talk:Barbary dove

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The normal English name (HBW and almost all other references I've seen) for "Streptopelia risoria" is Barbary Dove - anyone object if I do a re-name job on it? Also it seems pretty universally accepted now as derived from S. roseogrisea, not from S. decaocto = MPF 12:39, 4 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Done - MPF 23:34, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

It's nearly always called the Ring Dove in non-zoological scientific literature, so I've added that as an alternative common name. seglea 01:35, 25 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Up front this article suggests that this may be confused with other birds of similar names (other ring/ringneck doves) and has a disambuation page to help in this regard. That disambiguation page redirects back to the barbary dove. Counterproductive.

Lost on belmont (talk) 15:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC)


Came here to report on the disambiguation loop, but I see it's already been reported months ago. I don't know the other uses and so I can't fix it. (talk) 06:46, 21 March 2009 (UTC)


The paragraph that says doves "should" not be released because it's "inappropriate" is not written from a neutral point of view, and does not point to the specific sources of the statement but just says "see references". (talk) 06:46, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Added information about dove releases and why Barbarys are a poor choice, and cited sources. (Sadly, can't cite the number of breeders I've known who have mistakenly wanted to try, only to look into it and realize that it wouldn't exactly work...)

Battousai9439 (talk) 23:20, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

No subspecies[edit]

the barbary dove does not have any subspecies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

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