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
2021-05-20Lekoni to PN Plateau Batéké (vehicle route)
2021-05-25 08:18White Lady Rock Art30
2021-05-24 15:13Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp7
2021-05-21 10:31Etosha NP--Andoni Plains100
2021-05-24 07:20Etosha NP--Halali Camp20
2021-05-20 18:05Etosha NP--Namutoni Camp30
2021-05-26 07:09Erongo Wilderness Lodge4
2021-05-29 08:23Waterberg Plateau NP1
2021-05-23 07:22Tuti Island7
2021-06-04 07:25Semuliki NP--Kirumya Trail1
2021-06-03 09:00Queen Elizabeth II NP--Ishasha sector 22
2021-05-19 15:53Popa Falls
2021-06-04 07:00Queen Elizabeth II NP--Northern Sector2
2021-06-03 07:00Buhoma main park entrance
2021-06-04 07:00Queen Elizabeth II NP
2021-05-19 10:30Mahangu River Lodge6
2021-05-30 06:29Nyungwe Forest NP1
2021-05-19 16:04Bwabwata NP--Mahango Core Area100
2021-05-19 06:37Bwabwata National Park--Buffalo Core Area500
2021-06-05 07:44Bigodi Swamp1
2021-06-06 11:31Nyarutarama Lake and Golf Course2
2021-06-11 12:15Murchison Falls NP--north side (Wangkwar to Pakuba)2
2021-06-08 16:20Murchison Falls NP--Paraa to Murchison Falls road2
2021-05-16 08:05Inyange Factory Wetland1
2021-06-12 13:30Budongo Forest Reserve--Royal Mile3
2021-06-13 09:56UMUSAMBI VILLAGE - Wetlands and Grey Crowned Crane rehabilitation5
2021-06-10 05:33Murchison Falls NP--general area (please be more specific)4
2021-06-06 13:01Akagera NP--Kilaia Plain5
2021-06-05 09:32Akagera Valley Dam2
2021-06-05 08:51Akagera NP (southern area)4
2021-06-05 16:24Akagera NP--Rurama Loop/Lake Shakani Campsite2
2021-05-17 05:58Caprivi Houseboat Lodge7
2021-05-30 06:37Kinsevere Mining1
2021-06-03 07:01Mabamba Swamp3
2021-06-08 05:32Kidepo Valley NP (Please use more specific location if possible)2
2021-06-03 04:45Mabira Forest2
2021-06-06 07:15Lake Bisina5
2021-06-08 08:07Katombora56
2021-06-12 09:44Zambezi NP--Chamabonda Vlei8
2021-06-03 16:36Elephant Hills Golf Course2
2021-05-25 06:47Ilala Lodge5
2021-06-11 11:02Victoria Falls Sewerage Ponds2
2021-05-18 07:13Zambezi River near Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)60
2021-05-28 06:05Yala Swamp and Lake Kanyaboli (general)7
2021-06-11 11:34Serawongo Hills A2
2021-05-29 10:48Hwange NP--Mandavu Dam1
2021-06-07 14:32Kisumu Waterfront (incl. Ndunga Swamp, Hippo Pt. and Impala Park)
2021-05-30 04:30Kakamega Forest NR (General)1
2021-05-21 14:49Chaminuka Lodge and Game Reserve1
2021-05-29 08:46Lusaka NP2
2021-05-19 12:21Rus en Vrede, Kalahari Meerkat Project7
2021-05-19 06:53Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2021-05-21 06:15Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2021-06-01 07:30Masaai Mara NR--Mara River (North)2
2021-05-31 07:57Mara North Conservancy--Serian2
2021-05-24 14:22western slopes of Tugen Hills below Kabarnet3
2021-05-31 08:25Maasai Mara NR--Northern section and boundaries1
2021-06-12 06:30Maasai Mara NR* general (please use more precise location)
2021-06-10 11:30Olare Motorogi Conservancy5
2021-05-25 06:35Maasai Mara NR--Sand River1
2021-06-03 08:11Serengeti NP--Seronera Pond8
2021-05-27 06:17Maasai Mara NR--Southern section5
2021-06-01 06:44Serengeti NP15
2021-06-04 14:48Maasai Mara NR--Keekorok Lodge10
2021-05-24 06:35Lake Baringo--Inshore Cliffs and surrounds4
2021-06-01 06:40Naboisho Conservancy1
2021-06-12 12:34West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity2
2021-05-30 15:46West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide3
2021-06-10 07:07St Andrews Turi, KE (-0.279, 35.764)2
2021-05-26 17:32Lake Bogoria Spa Resort3
2021-05-21 15:10Lake Langano -- Sabana Beach Resort
2021-06-06 12:17Lake Elementaita--Sunbird Lodge
2021-05-20 13:00Cape Town--V&A Waterfront2
2021-05-20 14:31Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden1
2021-06-13 09:24Kigio Wildlife Conservancy1
2021-05-23 08:04Loisaba1
2021-06-12 11:54Strandfontein WTP1
2021-06-10 06:06Mpala Research Centre--Labs2
2021-06-05 16:20Mpala Research Centre--Hippo Pool2
2021-06-09 16:55El Karama Ranch Eco Lodge5
2021-06-06 08:12Paarl Arboretum2
2021-05-31 07:39Macassar Sewage Works
2021-06-08 08:23Paardevlei
2021-06-05 08:40Helderberg Nature Reserve1
2021-06-05 10:54Lolldaiga Hills
2021-05-27 05:44Nkwali Camp8
2021-06-05 06:19South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge2
2021-06-13 11:18Harold Porter Botanical Gardens1
2021-05-30 06:11Luambe NP
2021-06-12 09:30Nairobi NP4
2021-05-29 06:37Samburu NR--Elephant Bedroom Camp8
2021-05-30 06:51Buffalo Springs NR11
2021-05-30 15:09Shaba NR--Shaba Sarova Lodge6
2021-05-22 08:59Fernkloof Nature Reserve1
2021-05-21 06:16Shaba NR6
2021-06-02 11:30Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve1
2021-05-29 08:14Amboseli western access (Namanga to Meshanani Gate)8
2021-06-08 11:38Pearly Beach1
2021-06-13 10:24Madikwe Game Reserve2
2021-05-29 10:00Ngare-Nanyuki Village5
2021-06-13 15:58Sandberg Fynbos Reserve1
2021-06-06 07:28Amboseli NP6
2021-06-04 12:08Kilima Safari Camp (-2.0768,37.4605)1
2021-06-10 15:44Kisolanza The Old Farm House2
2021-05-30 07:17Mbirikani Group Ranch4
2021-05-24 13:06Honeywood Farms2
2021-06-06 07:10Chyulu Hills NP--Ol Donyo Lodge17
2021-06-13 09:10Mandegee farm1
2021-05-25 15:39Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands1
2021-05-22 12:43Ewanrigg NP4
2021-05-21 10:21Pilanesberg NP--Lengau Dam2
2021-06-06 14:33Pilanesberg NP--Bakgatla4
2021-05-26 06:05Pilanesberg NP--Bakabung1
2021-06-13 08:00Pilanesberg NP--Nkakane Link Waterhole3
2021-06-13 09:30Pilanesberg NP--Kwa Maritane Game Drive3
2021-05-16 07:39Tsavo West NP--southern section15
2021-05-26 11:45Tsavo West NP (general)12
2021-06-03 09:15Mabalingwe8
2021-05-16 06:13Boons Road1
2021-06-10 15:30Kgomo-Kgomo2
2021-06-12 14:55Tsavo East NP--Zomeni Lion Hill Lodge3
2021-06-13 06:57Modimolle2
2021-06-11 10:15Tsavo East NP--southern section
2021-06-10 08:30Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific; Do not log Kgomo-Kgomo birds here.)5
2021-06-09 11:20Sondela Nature Reserve6
2021-06-13 15:05Nylsvley Nature Reserve--Vogelfontein1
2021-06-10 08:00Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden3
2021-05-26 07:08Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve3
2021-05-24 07:31Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2021-06-08 15:26The Lakes Park1
2021-06-02 14:50Golden Harvest Park3
2021-06-08 07:53Loerie Park, Randpark Ridge1
2021-05-24 09:46Loerie Park2
2021-05-30 15:00Norscot Koppies Kingfisher Nature Reserve2
2021-05-27 09:17Jukskei River1
2021-05-22 08:30Randpark Golf Club2
2021-06-13 10:04Rietfontein Nature Reserve1
2021-06-13 18:11Groenkloof Nature Reserve3
2021-05-29 11:05Delta Park5
2021-05-28 16:08Jan Cilliers Park3
2021-05-19 16:12LC de Villiers Sports Center2
2021-06-05 11:06Johannesburg Botanical Gardens2
2021-06-12 10:52Pretoria National Botanical Garden1
2021-06-11 09:20Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary2
2021-05-29 15:59Melrose Bird Sanctuary4
2021-06-06 07:45Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve1
2021-06-07 12:52Rietvlei Nature Reserve2
2021-05-30 06:15Rietvlei Nature Reserve--Otter Bridge
2021-06-13 12:23Meyer's Farm1
2021-06-05 16:25Polokwane GR1
2021-05-27 08:36Kempton Park2
2021-05-20 08:27Goukamma Nature Reserve--Ferry Trailhead1
2021-05-22 12:03Knysna--Belvidere Estate-Knysna footpath1
2021-05-31 14:17Korsman Bird Sanctuary2
2021-05-23 14:59Suikerbosrand--Blesboklaagte Road1
2021-06-11 07:20Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve5
2021-05-31 16:39Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve--northeast corner1
2021-06-11 16:00Tsakane dams5
2021-05-30 13:17Marievale Bird Sanctuary5
2021-05-16 08:18Ezemvelo Nature Reserve2
2021-05-19 12:30Lake Jilore1
2021-05-16 06:02Loskop Dam Nature Reserve6
2021-06-06 06:39Bankplaas Road3
2021-05-22 12:10Devon Grasslands IBA (Mpumalanga Province)1
2021-05-18 06:37Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service7
2021-05-25 06:14Temple Point & Mida Creek Mouth, Watamu2
2021-06-03 16:10Gonarezhou NP--Chipinda Pools6
2021-06-06 16:34Mansoor Hotel1
2021-05-24 07:30Leeupan (Mpumalanga Province)6
2021-06-06 07:35Ambassador Hotel1
2021-06-07 07:52Kruger NP--S39 (H1-4 to Timbavati)1
2021-06-06 15:13Kruger NP--S441
2021-06-07 06:21Kruger NP--Olifants River Bridge near Balule1
2021-06-05 06:41EN1--Zangue River2
2021-05-16 06:35Kruger NP--Phabeni Gate1
2021-06-04 07:57Nkomazi Game Reserve R541 Tjakastad, SA2
2021-06-05 06:18Kruger NP--Nsemani Dam area1
2021-06-04 16:04Kruger NP--Sweni Rd (S126)12
2021-06-03 06:22Caia area1
2021-05-24 16:16Umkumbe Safari Lodge1
2021-06-09 06:34Kruger NP--Napi Rd/H1-112
2021-06-08 06:28Kruger NP--S1001
2021-06-04 15:54Kruger NP--Kruger Gate-Skukuza Rd2
2021-06-08 07:19Kruger NP--Gudzani Dam2
2021-06-05 06:32Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp2
2021-05-23 15:10Cathedral Peak Hotel2
2021-06-04 12:47Kruger NP--Marula Loop/S831
2021-06-08 06:32Kruger NP--Skukuza-Nkuhlu Road/H4-115
2021-06-11 08:06Kruger NP--S11815
2021-05-17 14:07Nduma--Grasslands/Wetlands1
2021-06-08 10:12Kruger NP--Old Tshokwane Rd/S12810
2021-06-06 08:48Kruger NP--Mlondozi to Tshokwane/H101
2021-06-08 07:58Kruger NP--Lower Sabie-Nkuhlu Road (H4-1)6
2021-05-18 12:55Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-05-24 10:25Maloti-Drakensberg Park--Giant's Castle1
2021-06-06 12:37Karkloof - Curry’s Post Road4
2021-05-23 09:45Karkloof--Conservancy1
2021-06-12 13:29Midmar Dam--North Shore (Main Gate)6
2021-06-12 12:33Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)6
2021-05-29 07:00Mkhuze GR--Mantuma Camp1
2021-05-28 07:45Mkhuze GR--Kumasinga Hide1
2021-05-28 06:29San Sebastian Peninsula3
2021-05-27 08:20Mkhuze GR--Nsumo Pan1
2021-06-04 10:39Umhlanga Lagoon NR
2021-05-28 15:00Kosi Forest Lodge2
2021-05-23 06:56Panda Woodlands7
2021-06-01 07:30Dunes de Dovela1