female; long pointed tail; greyish plumage (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Namaqua Dove
Oena capensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: s small long-tailed dove of arid and semi-arid grasslands and open woodlands; widely distributed across much of sub-Saharan Africa; the male (not pictured below) has a black face and throat.

dorsal view; barring across the rump area (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

posing for a portrait (South Africa; 2007-06-30)