Details of this species in Martinique
Occurrence: Established and expanding
Source: INPN, 2008
Arrival Date: 1994
Introduction: Introduced by natural means
Species Notes for this Location:
Streptopelia decaocto, released in 1976 in Guadeloupe during the eruption of the Soufriere, was first seen in Martinique in 1994 (Barré et al., 1997).
Management Notes for this Location:
Since 2005, the species has been classified as game.
Competition: With the increase in the area of its distribution, it is likely that Streptopelia decaocto will compete with the native species Zenaida aurita.
Hybridisation: Hybridization of Streptopelia decaocto with the indigenous dove Zenaida aurita is suspected.
Last Modified: 5/06/2008 9:32:17 a.m.