The ring-necked dove (Streptopelia capicola), also known as the Cape turtle dove or half-collared dove, is a widespread and often abundant dove species in East and southern Africa. It is a mostly sedentary bird, found in a catholic variety of open habitats. Within range, its penetrating and rhythmic, three-syllabled crooning is a familiar sound at any time of the year. Its name is derived from the semi-collar of black feathers on the lower nape, a feature shared with a number of Streptopelia species. Like all doves they depend on surface water. They congregate in large flocks at waterholes in dry regions to drink and bathe.
Ring-necked Dove
Date Location Count
2020-11-05 11:11Etosha NP--Namutoni Camp1
2020-11-06 06:36Onguma Bush Camp85
2020-11-27 09:30Windhoek--Avis Dam2
2020-11-29 09:17Liuwa Plain NP1
2020-11-15 17:17Vioolsdrift2
2020-11-20 22:03Santawani Lodge
2020-11-07 07:00Mountain Gorilla Nest Hotel1
2020-11-22 07:16Ruhondo wetland1
2020-11-14 07:26Kibale Forest NP2
2020-11-13 10:08West Coast NP1
2020-11-15 09:18West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide1
2020-11-11 10:00UMUSAMBI VILLAGE - Wetlands and Grey Crowned Crane rehabilitation1
2020-11-29 09:45Robben Island2
2020-12-02 08:21Citrusdale2
2020-11-28 08:00Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden1
2020-12-04 18:08Malmesbury5
2020-11-17 14:33Intaka Island2
2020-11-11 12:00Table Mountain NP--Silvermine1
2020-11-13 16:40Rondevlei Nature Reserve1
2020-11-27 16:50Tygerberg Nature Reserve6
2020-12-03 08:30Edith Stevens Nature Reserve2
2020-11-28 06:00Akagera NP (southern area)
2020-11-25 16:50Macassar Sewage Works4
2020-11-09 09:45Paarl Mountain--Meulwater Wildflower Garden7
2020-11-21 17:28Paardevlei4
2020-11-21 11:12Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary
2020-11-25 06:37Helderberg Nature Reserve1
2020-12-03 08:03Harold Porter Botanical Gardens3
2020-11-29 05:30Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve--West (restricted access)1
2020-11-28 06:31Rooisand Nature Reserve
2020-11-14 07:24Platbos Forest6
2020-11-08 10:12Entebbe Botanical Garden1
2020-11-08 08:39Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site1
2020-11-21 11:07Lake Victoria--Ngamba Chimpanzee Island2
2020-11-14 10:15De Mond Nature Reserve1
2020-11-24 14:24Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve--Mbale-Moroto Rd2
2020-11-13 07:58Ruma NP (public access section, incl. Northwest Gate)1
2020-11-10 11:05Fancourt Golf Estate2
2020-11-20 05:38Wilderness NP--Ebb & Flow Rest Camp3
2020-11-21 05:49Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)3
2020-11-28 05:45Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2020-11-17 07:07Serengeti NP--Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge5
2020-11-15 07:34Pilanesberg NP--Mankwe Dam1
2020-11-14 15:47Serengeti NP--Seronera4
2020-11-16 05:35Pilanesberg NP--Kwa Maritane2
2020-11-15 05:31Pilanesberg NP--Kwa Maritane Game Drive2
2020-12-04 08:51Pilanesberg NP--Manyane3
2020-11-10 14:15Enonkishu Conservancy
2020-11-21 09:26Marakele NP
2020-12-01 06:01Mara Training Centre
2020-11-21 10:00Bitou River Valley1
2020-11-21 07:00Piesang Valley and Estuary1
2020-11-28 07:47Kgaswane Nature Reserve2
2020-11-28 04:40Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve5
2020-11-19 06:53Roodekopjes Dam Nature Reserve8
2020-11-06 13:16Welgevonden Game Reserve1
2020-11-22 06:06Breedtsnek Pass1
2020-11-21 15:52Mabula Game Lodge9
2020-11-14 08:41Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Olduvai Gorge1
2020-11-08 07:30Lake Nakuru NP2
2020-11-29 19:28Cradle of Humankind WHS1
2020-11-17 14:03Harare--Monavale Vlei5
2020-11-19 10:39Lake Elementaita--Serena Camp (formerly Delamere Camp)1
2020-12-04 05:57Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2020-11-15 05:40Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands3
2020-12-03 16:02Eagle Canyon Golf Estate1
2020-11-15 07:58Kingono Game Ranch1
2020-12-03 15:02Sondela Nature Reserve2
2020-11-20 05:36Kwalata Lodge1
2020-11-07 07:40Bishop Bird Park
2020-11-28 07:39KWS Hippo Camp, Lake Naivasha1
2020-11-12 07:23Nylsvley Nature Reserve
2020-11-28 10:00Murungaru, North Kinangop2
2020-11-29 08:46Rietvlei Nature Reserve3
2020-11-26 06:37Norkem Park2
2020-11-07 06:10Thokoza Wetland2
2020-12-04 17:27Kempton Park1
2020-11-21 11:25Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp1
2020-11-10 14:27Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate5
2020-11-12 11:40Tarangire NP--Tarangire Safari Lodge2
2020-11-12 07:34Tarangire NP--Lemiyon Circuit Grasslands10
2020-11-15 06:49Mkhombo Nature Reserve
2020-11-24 07:35Tarangire NP2
2020-12-01 10:09Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Otter Hide2
2020-11-24 12:26Marievale Bird Sanctuary37
2020-11-23 16:10Tarangire NP--Silale Swamp5
2020-11-24 11:43Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Hadeda Hide8
2020-11-05 07:04Namunyak WTC--Sarara Camp2
2020-11-21 12:00Nairobi NP2
2020-11-06 08:37Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy (general)12
2020-11-14 06:08Old Verena Spa road1
2020-11-22 18:30Borana Conservancy2
2020-11-28 07:19Wilge River Valley (upper)2
2020-11-07 08:06Sieku Glamping2
2020-11-07 06:51Mabusa Nature Reserve2
2020-11-29 15:11Borana Conservancy--Borana Wildlife Lodge1
2020-11-13 08:16Devon Grasslands IBA (Gauteng Province)4
2020-11-09 06:45Lewa Wildlife Conservancy--Lewa Safari Camp (Lerai Tented Camp)3
2020-11-28 06:57Lewa Wildlife Conservancy2
2020-11-07 06:50Samburu NR1
2020-11-21 16:30Magongo Hills2
2020-11-07 08:18Timau Junction10
2020-11-14 12:59Samburu NR--Elephant Bedroom Camp
2020-11-07 06:36Buffalo Springs NR1
2020-11-06 06:42Buffalo Springs NR--Buffalo Springs Lodge2
2020-12-04 14:36Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp3
2020-11-10 08:27Amboseli western access (Namanga to Meshanani Gate)10
2020-11-05 08:24Shaba NR10
2020-12-01 12:58Shamwari Private Game Reserve
2020-11-20 09:32Amboseli NP2
2020-11-22 07:08Amboseli NP--Ol Tukai Lodge1
2020-11-22 05:38Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S993
2020-11-06 08:26Satao Elerai Camp1
2020-11-06 07:32Dullstroom1
2020-11-20 13:15Kruger NP--Babalala Picnic Spot1
2020-11-18 15:52Ohrigstad Dam
2020-11-28 04:23Memel5
2020-11-27 12:53Memel Vicinity--Rocky Cliffs2
2020-11-17 07:21Vaalhoek Road
2020-11-20 08:39Kruger NP-- Tropic of Capricorn Loop6
2020-11-28 12:41Tsavo West NP--Kilaguni Lodge4
2020-11-18 11:47Tsavo West NP--northern section1
2020-11-15 05:25Wakkerstroom Lark Loop--Final 14 Km2
2020-11-09 06:30Tsavo West NP--Ngulia Lodge2
2020-11-14 09:21Wakkerstroom area--Zaaihoek Dam to Groenvlei2
2020-11-27 06:40Mikumi NP
2020-11-21 14:35Tsavo West NP (general)2
2020-11-07 09:28Kruger NP--Matambeni Bird Hide1
2020-11-19 05:30Hazyview--Kruger Park Lodge1
2020-11-08 06:14Taita Lowlands--Lumo Conservancy/Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary16
2020-11-21 07:00Giants Castle GR - Injisuthi
2020-11-21 12:43R600 - Winterton to Champagne Castle5
2020-11-13 16:44Wakkerstroom - Yellow-breasted Pipit Fields (KZN)2
2020-11-14 15:34Dirkiesdorp Plain2
2020-11-14 06:28Groenvlei3
2020-11-18 05:49Kruger NP--Phabeni Gate2
2020-11-16 08:14Kruger NP--S71
2020-11-05 06:54Kruger NP--S931
2020-11-16 08:30Kruger NP--Pretoriuskop Rest Camp1
2020-11-05 07:48Kruger NP--S441
2020-11-16 10:15Kruger NP--Fayi Loop/S141
2020-11-05 11:25Kruger NP--Ngotso Weir Rd/S891
2020-11-30 05:30Djuma Game Reserve3
2020-11-16 11:08Kruger NP--Voortrekker Rd/H2-21
2020-12-04 09:43Kruger NP--Kruger Gate-Skukuza Rd1
2020-11-17 16:06Lake Panic Bird Hide10
2020-11-16 15:13Kruger NP--Lake Panic5
2020-11-30 14:20Hawane Reservoir2
2020-11-25 10:15Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2020-11-18 08:08Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp3
2020-11-18 09:11Kruger NP--Skukuza: Sabie River Bridge2
2020-11-16 12:00Kruger NP--Afsaal Picnic Site1
2020-11-24 06:49Umzimkulu River Lodge1
2020-11-18 06:10Kruger NP--Berg-en-Dal to Malelane Gate/S1104
2020-11-18 15:26Kruger NP--H12 @ Sabie River1
2020-11-17 12:09Kruger NP--Malelane Gate (Crocodile River Bridge)5
2020-11-18 14:44Kruger NP--Salitje Rd/S302
2020-11-18 11:41Kruger NP--Tshokwane1
2020-11-23 08:26Garissa (general)9
2020-11-28 11:05Lower Galana River, Tsavo East NP
2020-11-06 04:30Kruger NP--Lower Sabie Rest Camp4
2020-11-28 09:27Tsavo East NP--Sala Gate
2020-11-29 14:34Midmar Dam - South Shore (Thurlow Gate)8
2020-11-28 09:44Sand River Reservoir1
2020-11-22 05:11Ixopo--Kings Grant Country Retreat1
2020-11-22 07:19Mida Creek
2020-11-28 09:46Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast2
2020-11-26 06:49Sabaki River Estuary
2020-11-21 05:15Manyoni GR6
2020-11-12 09:00Phinda GR
2020-11-29 08:00Lake Sibaya
2020-12-03 07:50Majlis1
2020-11-30 09:18St Lucia - estuary2
2020-11-14 18:25Morrungulo2
2020-11-28 14:57Dunes de Dovela2