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Latin name

 

Streptopelia capicola

Family

 

Tree birds

Size

 

Length 26-28 cm

Weight

 

92 g - 2,0 kg

Colour

 

Grey, darker on back; black collar on hindneck; tip of tail-feathers white.

Appearance

 

Red-eyed dove, but lacks tinge to underparts and purplish tinge to back; head not noticeably paler than back; differs from African mourning dove in having dark eye without red eye-ring.

Habitat

 

Almost anywhere with trees, from bushveld to semi-desert and savanna, including towns, cities and farmyards.