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Barbary Dove

Streptopelia risoria
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
They have no natural range
Barbary Doves are naturally found on rock faces, ledges in caves, and sea cliffs where birds nest. They have adapted to living in an urban environment where food is abundant
This dove does not have a "natural" history as it is a domesticated subspecies. This article will cover their lives in human care and provide some information about Barbary Doves, from which they are descended.
Pigeons and doves have been domesticated for so long (over 5,000 years) that it's difficult to distinguish between the wild and domestic versions, especially since there is a lot of overlap. They have a broad plant-based foraging diet, including grains, seeds, and fruit.
They are monogamous and collaborate on most aspects of reproduction. Males build the nest, and the females lay their eggs shortly after. Baby pigeons are called squeakers or squabs. Like other pigeons, they produce "crop milk" for their young. The parent's crop secretes a white solid food that young pigeons can consume.
They can also create suction with their beaks and drink while facing downwards, which is unusual for birds.