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