grey head; pink eye-ring; black collar on nape (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Mourning Collared Dove
Streptopelia decipiens

Native Range: Africa

Notes: pale grey head and reddish eye-ring surrounding either a yellow or an orange iris (depending on the population) are diagnostic for this African species of woodlands, forests and gardens.

medium-length rounded tail; grey upperparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

red legs and feet; grey-brown underparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

lighter broad terminus of tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

yellow iris inside the pinkish eye-ring (South Africa; 2007-06-30)