Ring-necked Dove

About the Ring-necked Dove

Also known as: Cape Turtle Dove, Half-collared Dove, Damara Dove
The Ring-necked Dove is a species found across much of eastern and southern Africa. They have adapted to live in a wide variety of habitat types, including forest, farmland, and scrubland. They have a mostly plant-based diet, feeding mostly on seeds, fruits, and berries. They will also take insects on occasion.

Ring-necked Doves can be recognized by their mostly grey body plumage and by the black collar across the back of its neck for which it is named. They are also known as the Cape Turtle Dove or the Half-collared Dove.

Ring-necked Doves are common throughout their range and their trilling call is a typical African savanna sound.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 20 December 2020
Scientific Name
Streptopelia capicola
  • Columbiformes
  • Columbidae
  • Streptopelia
  • S. capicola
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Units: Imperial / Metric
9.8 inches
3.74 to 7.05 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 环颈斑鸠
Czech (Cesky) hrdlička damarská
Danish (Dansk) Savanneskoggerdue
Dutch (Nederlands) Kaapse Tortel
Finnish (Suomi) aroturturikyyhky
French (Français) Tourterelle du Cap
German (Deutsch) Gurrtaube
Italian (Italiano) Tortora dal collare del Capo
Japanese (日本語) アフリカジュズカケバト (afurikajuzukakebato)
Norwegian (Norsk) Savannedue
Polish (Polski) synogarlica popielata
Portuguese (Português) Rola do cabo
Russian (русский язык) Южноафриканская горлица
Spanish (Español) Tórtola del Cabo
Swedish (Svenska) kapturturduva
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