Cape Turtle Dove

The Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola) found in Africa, also known as the Ring-necked Dove or Half-collared Dove, is a small, stocky bird with large black eyes. Their body is almost completely gray-brown with the exception of the black “semi-collar” around the backs of their necks, black tails and white tail tips that are most easily seen during flight. The underside of their bodies is lighter and can appear to have a lavender tint. Between individuals, plumage can be highly variable. Like other species of dove, Cape Turtle Doves have small, thin beaks and pinkish legs.

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