black collar; no eye-ring; light creamy body (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Ring-necked (or Cape Turtle) Dove
Streptopelia capicola

Native Range: Africa

Notes: very similar to other collared dove species in Africa and elsewhere, but somewhat paler and smaller than most; an abundant species within its range in eastern and southern Africa.

frontal view; medium-length squared-off tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

uniformly pale and clean grayish plumage (South Africa; 2007-06-30)