Nonnatives - Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1975

Extirpated year: 1975

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Unknown.

Species Account: Native to Asia, where it mostly lives in suburban areas or cultivated lands near human habitation.

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1975 1975 Not reported breeding Escapee

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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