The Diamond Dove is a small species of dove that is native to Australia. It can be found in dry habitats near water in the northern two-thirds of the continent.
Diamond Doves are petite, measuring up to 11 inches in length. They have grey bodies with brownish-grey wings which are dotted in white.
The population trend for the Diamond Dove is stable and the conservation status is Least Concern as of January 2014.
Details & Statistics
The Diamond Dove is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.