Ring-necked Dove

Males and females look alike, although the males are slightly bigger. They are usually around 27–28 cm in length.

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The Ring-necked Dove is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Ring-necked Doves rest in treetops during the night and forage for food on the ground. They drink mainly in the morning. They feed mainly on seeds, but they also eat insects on occasion, especially flying ants. When they walk on the ground, their heads bob with each small step. Breeding - These doves breed at all times of the year, making flimsy nests from trees and rootlets in the forks of trees. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Ring-necked Dove is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

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Aspects of the topic ring-necked dove are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * turtledoves (in turtledove (bird)) The name turtledove is commonly applied to the other Streptopelia species, including collared doves (S. decaocto) and ring-necked doves (S. capicola). These slim-bodied, fast-flying gamebirds are found throughout the temperate and tropical Old World. The ringed... More

Ring-necked Dove is very similar to the African Mourning Dove (Streptopelia decipiens) but it lacks the red orbital ring. More

alongside the ring-necked dove and the vinaceous dove in a region of Uganda. The DNA of the hybrid dove has genes from both parental species. In order to mate, a male dove must defend his territory and attract females. This is why he coos. The coos of the ring-necked dove and the vinaceous dove are different and the hybrids have their own coo as well. Action, reaction Den Hartog investigated the role of cooing in the process of species formation and hybridisation. More

ring-necked dove not only has distinctive markings around its back and neck, but also sports red eyes, legs, and feet. Like many dove species, this bird makes a soft coo-ing sound. Males even make it when they’re trying to impress females. The ring-necked dove’s favorite foods are seeds and berries. Here at the Zoo - The Children's Zoo is home to our ring-necked doves. More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Streptopelia
Species : capicola
Authority : (Sundevall, 1857)