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
2020-03-12 14:00Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp1
2020-03-06 15:02Etosha NP--Namutoni Camp
2020-03-06 14:59Mushara Lodge
2020-03-08 17:15Erongo Wilderness Lodge5
2020-03-10 15:10Waterberg Wilderness Lodge2
2020-03-06 09:30Daan Viljoen Game Park1
2020-03-18 06:26Gisenyi1
2020-03-09 16:50Mahangu River Lodge3
2020-03-11 07:45Volcanoes NP--Headquarters
2020-03-16 15:22Okavango Delta--Shakawe River Lodge3
2020-03-08 16:12Okavango Delta--Xaro Lodge1
2020-03-10 11:05Caprivi Game Park1
2020-03-10 08:14Bugesera Lodge2
2020-03-07 19:46Akagera NP--Pls if possible, use more specific locations.15
2020-03-08 07:17Akagera NP--Visitor Centre3
2020-03-11 07:27Akagera NP (southern area)12
2020-03-07 15:17Akagera NP--Lac Ihema16
2020-03-08 09:12Akagera NP--Rurama Loop/Lake Shakani Campsite4
2020-03-11 08:31Caprivi Mutoya Lodge1
2020-03-15 10:03Entebbe Botanical Garden4
2020-03-15 14:48Uganda Wildlife Education Centre1
2020-03-17 17:00Sitatunga Camp4
2020-03-08 06:30Island Safari Lodge5
2020-03-12 17:36Kgalagadi TFCA--Twee Rivieren Camp, ZA-NCKalahari Tented Camp
2020-03-12 07:56Chobe NP--A33 (Ngoma to Kasane)2
2020-03-11 09:57Chobe Safari Lodge11
2020-03-11 08:00Kgalagadi TFCA--Nossob Camp
2020-03-12 16:44David Livingstone Safari Lodge3
2020-03-10 15:47Zambezi River2
2020-03-12 17:48Zambezi River near Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)2
2020-03-13 08:13Victoria Falls Rain Forest2
2020-03-07 08:17Ruma NP18
2020-03-07 06:40Ruma NP (Fig Tree Campsite)4
2020-03-20 06:29Hwange NP--Shumba Camp
2020-03-15 07:07Augrabies Falls NP2
2020-03-09 14:50Awasi Grasslands, Nyando Valley1
2020-03-15 16:06Kuruman Nature Reserve30
2020-03-24 06:38Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2020-04-01 14:15Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle4
2020-03-12 11:36Maasai Mara NR--Naibor Camp2
2020-03-07 07:00Maasai Mara NR (general please use more specific location if possible)2
2020-03-18 13:10Kliphoek Salt Pans1
2020-03-08 10:15West Coast NP--Seeberg hide2
2020-03-08 09:30West Coast NP--Seeburg Viewpoint4
2020-03-09 07:42Serengeti NP5
2020-03-19 07:18West Coast NP5
2020-03-08 08:00West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity5
2020-03-08 11:15West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide2
2020-03-07 14:58Serengeti NP--Naabi Hill Gate7
2020-03-10 07:56Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lake Ndutu15
2020-03-09 16:09Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu (general area)4
2020-03-18 16:00Lake Nakuru NP--Lion Hill Lodge5
2020-03-14 14:10Lake Awassa--United Africa Shebelle Hotel area1
2020-03-26 08:46Cape Town--Table Mountain
2020-03-19 11:00Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden2
2020-03-18 06:15Yabello area1
2020-03-15 14:10Dreyersdal Farm vlei1
2020-03-21 16:12Kilimandege House and Sanctuary2
2020-03-14 09:15Edith Stevens Nature Reserve1
2020-03-12 07:30Murungaru, North Kinangop2
2020-03-08 06:45Witsand NR--Sandgrouse Hide20
2020-03-07 08:43Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Henry Fosbroke Rd.1
2020-03-07 10:12Mpala Research Centre--Hippo Pool4
2020-03-19 06:30Khama Rhino Sanctuary2
2020-03-18 08:17Sothemba Lodge1
2020-03-13 09:33Yabello Sanctuary1
2020-03-13 08:32Lake Manyara NP (Arusha)5
2020-03-22 16:36Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate3
2020-03-29 08:01Nairobi NP
2020-03-07 10:15Tarangire NP--Matete Picnic Site30
2020-03-06 08:08Tarangire NP6
2020-03-06 16:20Tarangire NP--Tarangire Sopa Lodge15
2020-03-06 08:45Tarangire NP--Silale Swamp20
2020-03-14 09:09Gansbaai3
2020-03-31 12:15Magongo Hills2
2020-03-22 06:23Engikaret Lark Plains2
2020-03-17 06:15Negele (general area)1
2020-03-11 16:39Negele area east3
2020-03-07 16:54Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge1
2020-03-16 06:00Liben Plain5
2020-03-20 16:05Kwa Nokeng Lodge1
2020-03-18 08:52Mokala NP7
2020-03-26 06:21Nyumba ya Mungu Reservoir7
2020-03-14 06:00Welgevonden Game Reserve
2020-03-14 10:24Kgomo-Kgomo20
2020-03-14 11:30Taita Mines and surrounding area1
2020-03-21 05:45Zaagkuilsdrift Lodge
2020-03-09 16:26Cradle of Humankind WHS1
2020-03-14 15:38Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific)2
2020-03-20 16:46Zaagkuildrift--Roets' Farm22
2020-03-25 06:56Nylsvley Nature Reserve2
2020-03-12 18:30Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2020-03-25 07:42Eagle Canyon Golf Estate1
2020-03-21 06:56Wilderness NP--Half-collared Kingfisher trail
2020-03-22 07:18Woodville Big Tree
2020-03-09 08:00Wilderness NP--Ebb & Flow Rest Camp4
2020-03-07 06:22Jukskei River2
2020-03-11 15:30Rust de Winter NR5
2020-03-15 06:48President Ridge Bird Sanctuary1
2020-04-03 08:16Buffelsdrift Conservancy
2020-03-15 09:02Bishop Bird Park1
2020-03-15 06:00Rust de Winter Roadside Routes18
2020-03-22 16:07Delta Park2
2020-03-22 18:10Johannesburg Botanical Gardens2
2020-03-07 13:11University of Pretoria--Experimental Farm2
2020-03-08 08:36Pretoria National Botanical Garden2
2020-03-07 08:12Free State Botanical Gardens5
2020-04-04 13:07Rietvlei Nature Reserve6
2020-03-26 10:00Eikenhof2
2020-03-06 15:00Sunrock Guesthouse5
2020-03-30 09:41Brackendowns4
2020-03-26 15:45Thokoza Wetland2
2020-03-23 12:19Tweedespruit Conservancy2
2020-03-24 07:45Knysna--Belvidere Estate1
2020-03-09 12:24Korsman Bird Sanctuary5
2020-03-14 09:30Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
2020-03-13 14:04Mamabolo Plains1
2020-03-14 06:52Old Verena Spa road1
2020-03-15 16:50Marievale Bird Sanctuary6
2020-03-29 06:33Mikimba Swamp
2020-03-18 13:54Karongwe River Lodge2
2020-03-20 05:30Karongwe PGR2
2020-03-15 19:44Graskop1
2020-03-20 06:46Umbabat NR--Ingwelala1
2020-03-24 05:51Addo Elephant NP
2020-03-25 15:36Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve1
2020-03-12 14:30Daggakraal1
2020-03-16 06:10Wakkerstroom Lark Loop--Final 14 Km2
2020-03-14 17:21Lake Panic Bird Hide1
2020-03-09 16:05Kruger NP--Skukuza Day Visitor Picnic Area2
2020-03-09 05:43Kruger NP--Lower Sabie: Sabie River Bridge7
2020-03-10 05:40Kruger NP--Tshokwane Road1
2020-03-11 05:45Kruger NP--Afsaal to Napi Rd/H34
2020-03-11 06:59Kruger NP--Berg-en-Dal Camp2
2020-03-07 07:38Sani Pass (ZA) - First 15km / low elevation (+-Sani Lodge Backpackers to ZA Border Post)2
2020-03-19 08:05Sani Pass Hotel2
2020-03-24 07:00Sani Lodge Backpackers1
2020-03-07 15:36Sani Valley Lodge6
2020-03-19 06:45Sani Road -- Pholela River2
2020-03-22 13:52Midmar Dam - North Shore (Main Gate)4
2020-03-18 06:04Hilton Bush Lodge1
2020-03-07 05:29Macaneta--Tidal wetland, dune forests and coast1
2020-03-17 15:20Mkhuze GR - kwaMalibala Hide2
2020-03-14 08:05Mkhuze GR - KuMahalala Hide8
2020-03-19 06:06Mkhuze GR - Kumasinga Hide5
2020-03-07 05:19Kuleni Conservancy1
2020-03-17 11:10Mtunzini (general area)1
2020-03-15 12:20iSimangaliso WP - False Bay NR1
2020-03-13 15:17Dunes de Dovela2