Barbary dove

Barbary dove

The Barbary dove has been recorded in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Darwin in the past.

It is illegal to keep Barbary doves in the NT without a permit.


Barbary doves may compete with native species for food and habitat.  They may also carry parasites and diseases which can threaten native birds.

Barbary doves are often a nuisance to people because of their nesting behaviour and droppings around the house.


If you see a Barbary dove in the wild you should report it to your nearest Department of Environment and Natural Resources office.

Last updated: 25 January 2018