Ring-necked Dove - Streptopelia capicola

Length 9.8-10.4 in (24.9-26.4 cm)
Weight 3.2-6.6 oz (90.7-187.1 g)
Clutch Size 2
Chicks at birth Semi-altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Ring-necked Dove is also called the Cape Turtle Dove or the Half-collared Dove. It is the abundant dove species in east and southern Africa. Both sexes look similar but males are slightly larger. Between birds, individual plumage varies quite a bit. Some birds are light, other are sooty.

They feed mostly on seeds but will also eat fruit, berries and some insects.

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