The Eurasian Collared Dove originates from temperate parts of Europe through Asia to Japan. The species has expanded across a much larger region in the 20th century and can now be found all over Europe, including the British Isles and Scandinavia.
There are also populations across North America from birds introduced in the Bahamas. Doves have been domesticated for thousands of years. The domestic Ringneck Dove is probably a descendant of the Eurasian or African Collared Dove. A mutation causes some doves to be completely white, and these are often used as release doves for formal occasions, as well as in magic shows.
This is our totally cute Birdorable version of the Eurasian Collared Dove: