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Dove, Cape Turtle

Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:05 pm

Cape Turtle Dove/Ring Necked Dove
Streptopelia capicola

Food: Seed, insects, fallen grain, bread and termite alates.
Habitat: Woodland, savanna, riverine bush, farmland, city parks, urban and rurual gardens.
Habits: Solitary, in pairs or in flocks (sometimes of up tp several houndred birds). Forages on ground with short steps while bobbing its head. Drinks mainly in the morning. Flies high up to a point then glides back down again. Flight fast and direct. They are vocal throughout the day and often at night.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Toko » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:10 pm

I have seen those doves in KTP, but no idea about the ID. Who knows???

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Hi Toko there is only one Dove in this picture not 100% sure but think it's a Cape Turtle-Dove. The other birds are Namaqua Sandgrouse!

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:13 am

Is this a leucistic Cape Turtle Dove?

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Hoping someone can help!!!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rooies » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:48 am

I think you are correct with 1.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:06 pm

Thank you Rooies.

The leucistic Dove used to visit us regularly in our garden in Phalaborwa.
It was accepted by the other doves with no problem.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Sat May 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Hi guys,

Here is another bird that I would like to confirm. Is it a Cape Turtle-Dove?
Photo's taken in my garden in Bloemfontein this afternoon. What is interesting to me is the white tail feathers.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat May 12, 2012 5:09 pm

Boorgatspook wrote:Hi guys,

Here is another bird that I would like to confirm. Is it a Cape Turtle-Dove?
Photo's taken in my garden in Bloemfontein this afternoon. What is interesting to me is the white tail feathers.


Cape Turtle-Dove for sure... I think it lost some of its tailfeathers somehow leaving the outer two that have more white in them than the rest.
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Re: Dove, Cape Turtle

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed May 16, 2012 8:28 pm

Saw this Cape Turtle Dove in the Kruger National Park.

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