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Dove: African Mourning

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Re: Dove: African Mourning

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:35 am

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Garyd73 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:14 pm

I will try not to spam this thread to much at the moment but have been thumbing back and forth for 2 nights trying to ID these, the closest I can get to is Laughing
Doves but wonder if the colouring is because of the light that I can't match them up

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:41 pm

The first one could be one of several, most likely either Cape turtle dove or redeyed dove (but since you can't see the eye .... ).
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Albert » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:45 am

Gary, where did you see the doves? I personally think that the first is not a red-eyed dove as it misses the pale terminal band on the tail. It could, however, be an African Mourning Dove.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:50 am

Albert wrote:Gary, where did you see the doves? I personally think that the first is not a red-eyed dove as it misses the pale terminal band on the tail. It could, however, be an African Mourning Dove.


Number 1 is an African Mourning Dove.
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