Doves tend to be smalled than pigeons but both build relatively flimsy nests from sticks and other debris, which may be placed in trees, on ledges, or on the ground, depending on species. They lay one or two eggs, and both parents care for the young, which leave the nest after seven to 28 days. Unlike most birds, both sexes of doves and pigeons produce “crop milk” to feed to their young, young dovesare called “squabs”.doves are distributed everywhere on Earth, except for the driest areas of the Sahara Desert, Antarctica and its surrounding islands, and the high Arctic.
The Cream-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus merrilli), is a dove species endemic to the Philippines.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Croaking Ground Dove (Columbina cruziana), is found in Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.
The Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica), is the state bird of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands
The Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis), is a small long-tailed dove that is found in dry scrub and semi-desert habitats.
The Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida), is native to Australia and New Guinea. The Peaceful Dove has a pink-grey breast with chequered grey-brown wings.
The Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica), is a small dove which is a resident breeding bird in the tropics in the Indian subcontinent.
The Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), it can be recognised by its browner colour, and the black-and-white-striped patch on the side of its neck.