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COLLARED DOVE Streptopelia decaocto
 
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Unlisted/Green
Biodiversity Steering Group: Unlisted

UK: Rapid increase
 
Status Summary
Collared Dove abundance has increased rapidly since the species first colonized Britain in the 1950s and, although the CBC trend has levelled off to some extent, the BBS shows continuing increases (except in Scotland). The changes in breeding performance per nesting attempt have been very slight.
 
 
Table of population changes for Collared Dove
Source Period
(yrs)
Years Plots
(n)
Change
(%)
Lower
limit
Upper
limit
Alert Comment
CBC all habitats 30 1968-1998 71 1284 629 2934    
  25 1973-1998 80 216 138 335    
  10 1988-1998 77 56 27 92    
  5 1993-1998 77 29 16 44    
CBC farmland 30 1968-1998 40 1410 . .    
  25 1973-1998 45 284 . .    
  10 1988-1998 49 64 . .    
  5 1993-1998 50 28 . .    
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 941 18 12 25    
BBS England 5 1994-1999 844 20 13 28    
BBS Scotland 5 1994-1999 35 -16 -41 22   Small sample
BBS Wales 5 1994-1999 45 25 -9 73   Small sample
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
 
 
Table of productivity information for Collared Dove
Variable Period
(yrs)
Years Mean
annual
sample
Trend Predicted
in first year
Predicted
in last year
Change Comment
Clutch size 30 1968-1998 42 None        
Brood size 30 1968-1998 67 Linear increase 1.76 chicks 1.83 chicks 0.07 chicks  
Daily failure rate (eggs) 30 1968-1998 57 Curvilinear 0.0313 nests/day 0.0282 nests/day -0.0031 nests/day  
Daily failure rate (chicks) 30 1968-1998 51 None        
Laying date 30 1968-1998 41 None        
 
Insufficient data on CES
available for this species

 

   



The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

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