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Oriental Turtle-dove Streptopelia orientalis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 13,900,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 13,900,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.3 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally common (Gibbs et al. 2001). National population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in China; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in Taiwan; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in Korea; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Japan and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan Native Extant Yes    
Austria Vagrant Extant      
Bangladesh Native Extant Yes    
Bhutan Native Extant Yes    
Cambodia Native Extant Yes    
Canada Vagrant Extant      
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes    
Denmark Vagrant Extant      
Egypt Vagrant Extant      
Finland Vagrant Extant      
France Vagrant Extant      
Germany Vagrant Extant      
Greece Vagrant Extant      
Hong Kong (China) Native Extant      
India Native Extant Yes    
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant     Yes
Iraq Vagrant Extant     Yes
Israel Vagrant Extant      
Italy Vagrant Extant      
Japan Native Extant Yes    
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes    
Kuwait Vagrant Extant     Yes
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes    
Laos Native Extant Yes    
Maldives Vagrant Extant      
Mongolia Native Extant Yes    
Myanmar Native Extant Yes    
Nepal Native Extant Yes    
North Korea Native Extant Yes    
Norway Vagrant Extant      
Oman Unknown Extant   Yes Yes
Pakistan Native Extant Yes    
Portugal Vagrant Extant      
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes    
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes    
Russia (European) Vagrant Extant Yes    
Saudi Arabia Vagrant Extant     Yes
South Korea Native Extant Yes    
Sri Lanka Vagrant Extant      
Sweden Vagrant Extant      
Taiwan (China) Native Extant Yes    
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes    
Thailand Native Extant Yes    
Turkmenistan Native Extant     Yes
United Arab Emirates Vagrant Extant     Yes
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant      
USA Vagrant Extant      
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes    
Vietnam Native Extant Yes    

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Aquaculture Ponds suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Aquaculture Ponds suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Forest Boreal suitable breeding
Forest Boreal suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Boreal suitable breeding
Shrubland Boreal suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Temperate suitable breeding
Shrubland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 4000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Streptopelia orientalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)
Species name author (Latham, 1790)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 13,900,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species