2020 Bonanza Bird #27: Ring-necked Dove

Birdorable Ring-necked Dove

Today we introduce a new species of Birdorable dove – it’s our Ring-necked Dove!

Ring-necked Doves are common across their range, which covers most of the southern half of Africa. Their trilling call is a common sound heard on the African savannah. They are also found in forest, scrub, and plantation habitat.

These birds feed mostly on seeds and fruit, taking insects on occasion. Ring-necked Doves are monogamous and both parents take part in caring for the eggs and raising their chicks.

Ring-necked Dove
Ring-necked Dove by Derek Keats (CC BY 2.0)

Tomorrow’s new species is the main ancestor of the modern domestic chicken. You can guess the species from this easy clue, can’t you?

Cute Ring-necked Dove Gifts


Just Another Birder on December 20, 2020 at 8:38 PM wrote:
Maybe a Red Junglefowl?
Birder on December 20, 2020 at 9:28 PM wrote:
I think red junglefowl is the answer to Just Another Birder
Brandon Nayar on December 21, 2020 at 2:53 AM wrote:
Def red junglefowl
Birdorable (Arthur) on December 21, 2020 at 2:29 PM wrote:
Well done, all of you! It's the Red Junglefowl, our 750th Birdorable bird!
Spurwing Plover on June 2, 2022 at 5:24 AM wrote:
I have seen seeing them around my area these last few years

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