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
2021-03-05 07:29Hobatere Lodge3
2021-02-11 07:27Grootberg Lodge1
2021-02-23 12:49Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp1
2021-02-25 16:41Etosha NP--Fischer's Pan Loop1
2021-02-19 12:14Etosha NP--Klein Namutoni3
2021-02-19 06:49Okonjima Nature Reserve4
2021-02-23 07:06Arebbusch Lodge1
2021-02-18 10:30Queen Elizabeth II NP--Ishasha sector 220
2021-02-17 08:58Kinunu Kivu Lodge2
2021-02-10 15:00Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kazinga Channel Boat Trip1
2021-02-20 08:00Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge2
2021-02-19 07:15Queen Elizabeth II NP--Lake Bunyampaka20
2021-02-26 08:30Kibale Guest Cottages3
2021-02-24 09:57Bigodi Community Walk2
2021-03-07 09:31UMUSAMBI VILLAGE - Wetlands and Grey Crowned Crane rehabilitation2
2021-02-26 10:30Murchison Falls NP--Woodland savannah3
2021-02-09 16:00Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road10
2021-02-10 07:43Rwakobo Rock Lodge10
2021-02-21 09:01Akagera Np -- Mohana Plain and Lake Rwanyakazinga Picnic Site2
2021-03-01 07:11Lake Mburo NP1
2021-02-07 06:20Magashi Peninsula2
2021-02-15 08:00Mihingo Lodge6
2021-02-24 05:29Okavango Delta--Mombo/Little Mombo Camp1
2021-02-26 15:25Fish River Canyon--Hobas
2021-03-03 07:40Uganda Wildlife Education Centre2
2021-02-28 07:42Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site2
2021-02-13 12:30Maun--Thamalakane River1
2021-02-28 08:51Chobe River--west of Kasane
2021-03-02 12:48Kgalagadi TFCA--Twee Rivieren Camp30
2021-02-24 14:48Rusinga Island Lodge1
2021-02-24 17:28Gembe Hills (west)5
2021-03-06 07:35Naya Hill
2021-02-17 17:58Ruma NP (public access section, incl. Northwest Gate)
2021-02-25 14:27Homa Bay Tourist Hotel and Pier1
2021-03-05 07:47Thimlich Ohinga UNESCO World Heritage Site3
2021-03-06 08:00Lazy J Ranch (Restricted Access - Permit Required)4
2021-03-05 06:08Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)8
2021-02-23 14:00Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle1
2021-03-04 07:30Serengeti NP--Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge7
2021-03-06 10:29Mara North Conservancy (MNC)5
2021-03-03 07:26Berg River Estuary1
2021-03-01 16:40Serengeti NP--Seronera Pond1
2021-02-09 08:07West Coast NP--Seeburg Viewpoint2
2021-03-01 09:09West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity9
2021-03-01 07:15West Coast NP--Geelbek Salt Pans3
2021-02-07 13:21West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide1
2021-03-07 17:43St Andrews Turi, KE (-0.279, 35.764)2
2021-02-12 05:53Lake Kariba--Spurwing Island1
2021-03-05 09:00Serengeti NP--Naabi Hill Gate1
2021-02-28 06:30Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge1
2021-02-20 08:56Lower Zambezi NP16
2021-03-05 16:12Lake Nakuru NP1
2021-02-08 15:03Lake Awassa--United Africa Shebelle Hotel area1
2021-02-28 08:53Groot Winterhoek Wilderness--Trailhead/Upper Canyons1
2021-02-12 08:51Cape Town--Mouille Point1
2021-02-06 14:22Lake Ol Bolossat, Nyahururu1
2021-03-02 08:15Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden1
2021-02-14 13:01Intaka Island1
2021-02-27 15:00Tokai Forest
2021-03-07 11:30Tokai Forest--Orphan Rd1
2021-02-20 11:15Tygerberg Nature Reserve1
2021-02-28 13:40Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater6
2021-02-27 09:30Strandfontein WTP1
2021-02-20 12:30Yabello to Mega road1
2021-02-27 07:09Ceres--Road to dam3
2021-02-28 06:48Michell's Pass4
2021-02-28 07:47Breede River Bridge on R431
2021-03-04 08:44Stellenboschberg--Lower Trail2
2021-03-06 07:45Stellenboschberg--Upper trail1
2021-03-04 10:14Paardevlei5
2021-02-14 15:26Woodlands Stop-Over
2021-02-22 19:12Olorgesailie Archaeological Site1
2021-02-21Lake Manyara NP--Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
2021-03-07 06:25South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge
2021-02-08 06:55Upper Magadi Road (from Corner Baridi to Oltepesi/Olorgesaillie)1
2021-02-06 13:57Betty's Bay (general area)1
2021-02-21 07:00Dulecha2
2021-02-20 06:19Il Ngwesi Group Ranch2
2021-02-22 06:30Samburu NR--Samburu Intrepids Lodge12
2021-02-24 16:00Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate6
2021-02-21 07:06Nairobi NP
2021-03-02 07:43Samburu NR3
2021-02-20 14:00Buffalo Springs NR / Samburu NR (combined)10
2021-02-26 08:10Tarangire NP--Tarangire Safari Lodge20
2021-02-20 09:47Rooisand Nature Reserve1
2021-02-16 06:56JK International Airport, Embakasi1
2021-02-14 07:10Awash NP--southern section1
2021-02-25 06:30Buffalo Springs NR2
2021-02-07 07:38Mt. Kenya NP--Castle Forest and Lodge1
2021-02-09 08:06Athi River at Manyatta1
2021-03-07 07:30Magongo Hills12
2021-03-06 09:18Mbomipa WMA5
2021-02-11 06:57Sandberg Fynbos Reserve2
2021-03-02 15:42Meru NP
2021-02-27 06:40Kimana Sanctuary3
2021-02-26 07:26Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve2
2021-02-12 10:36Marakele NP--Bontle Campsite
2021-03-01 07:50Marakele NP3
2021-03-05 06:28Blouberg Nature Reserve23
2021-03-07 09:00Pantiki Road1
2021-02-28 07:17Abe Bailey Nature Reserve30
2021-03-05 06:26Kgomo-Kgomo1
2021-03-07 08:03Wolfhuiskraal to Kgomo-Kgomo5
2021-02-25 17:11Wolfhuiskraal Farm (restricted access)2
2021-03-04 10:25Tsavo East NP--Ngutuni Safari Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary
2021-03-07 07:15Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2021-03-01 06:00Sondela Nature Reserve1
2021-02-06 17:43Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve2
2021-02-17 10:19Soetdoring Nature Reserve2
2021-03-03 09:27Nylsvley Nature Reserve--Vogelfontein5
2021-03-03 07:35Nylsvley Nature Reserve2
2021-02-08 20:08Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden--Ruimsig Falls1
2021-02-09 15:00Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2021-03-06 06:59Diepsloot Nature Reserve2
2021-02-14 06:51Dainfern3
2021-03-08 10:53Golden Harvest Park4
2021-02-17 11:45Norscot Koppies Kingfisher Nature Reserve6
2021-02-20 07:15Northcliff Ridge Eco Park1
2021-02-27 10:49Bishop Bird Park2
2021-02-20 11:55De Wagendrift Road1
2021-02-20 06:33Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve8
2021-02-27 16:21Strubendam Bird Sanctuary
2021-02-07 07:01Faerie Glen Nature Reserve1
2021-02-06 11:52Modderfontein Reserve1
2021-03-06 06:29Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve4
2021-03-07 07:34Rietvlei Nature Reserve5
2021-03-07 07:36Polokwane GR1
2021-02-10 12:42Kempton Park3
2021-02-24 16:48Bonaero Pan1
2021-02-21 06:00Thokoza Wetland1
2021-02-14 11:19Knysna--Thesen Island waterfront9
2021-02-13 12:54Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve7
2021-02-15 15:51Plettenberg Bay--Uplands Road2
2021-02-12 07:48Bitou River Valley1
2021-03-07 07:36Marievale Bird Sanctuary1
2021-02-13 06:26Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Hadeda Hide1
2021-02-12 10:12Piesang Valley and Estuary2
2021-02-13 07:38Keurbooms River Estuary5
2021-02-12 16:24Robberg Nature Reserve2
2021-02-11 10:20Ramisi Sugar Dam1
2021-03-04 06:18Devon Grasslands IBA (Gauteng Province)1
2021-02-19 09:20Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S991
2021-02-08 08:16Kruger NP--Pafuri Gate to Luvuvhu River/H1-93
2021-03-07 14:55Kruger NP--Punda Maria Camp1
2021-02-27 08:35Devon Grasslands IBA (Mpumalanga Province)10
2021-02-06 10:34Mida Creek1
2021-02-22 06:12Kruger NP--Bridge over Luvuvhu River
2021-02-21 06:11Kruger NP--S601
2021-02-09 16:26Kruger NP--Pafuri Picnic Site2
2021-02-09 06:49Kruger NP--H1-8 (Punda Gate Rd to Luvuvhu River)3
2021-02-20 10:05Kruger NP--Pafuri/S63 area1
2021-02-19 06:18Kruger NP--Klopperfontein Loop/Dam1
2021-03-07 17:00Witbank Nature Reserve2
2021-02-15 06:30Leeupan (Mpumalanga Province)7
2021-02-26 06:00Kruger NP--Sirheni Bushveld Camp5
2021-02-10 13:42Kruger NP--Babalala Picnic Spot2
2021-02-25 15:00Mountain Zebra NP
2021-02-21 09:16Mountain Zebra NP--Restcamp2
2021-02-21 10:21Kruger NP--Mphongolo Loop1
2021-02-21 05:11Kruger NP--Bateleur Bushveld Camp4
2021-02-25 15:00Kruger NP--Shingwedzi Camp5
2021-02-20 15:28Wonderfontein Pans1
2021-02-25 13:10Kruger NP--Mopani Camp5
2021-02-11 13:46Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide4
2021-02-23 05:55Kruger NP--Nshawu Vlei
2021-02-17 18:17Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate2
2021-02-11 18:39Kruger NP--Letaba Camp1
2021-02-14 14:00Harrismith2
2021-02-26 06:58Manyeleti Game Reserve8
2021-03-05 12:08Kruger NP--H7/Orpen-Satara Road1
2021-03-06 05:39Kruger NP--S401
2021-02-11 05:13Singita Ebony Lodge23
2021-02-12 17:48Volksrust3
2021-02-08 05:26Kruger NP--S90 (H1-4 to S41)2
2021-02-10 05:15Mala-Mala Game Reserve12
2021-02-25 09:24Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp
2021-02-27 15:03Kruger NP--Skukuza-Nkuhlu Road/H4-14
2021-02-28 15:58Kruger NP--Malelane to Afsaal/H34
2021-02-25 07:10Kruger NP--Leeupan
2021-02-07 10:22Kruger NP--Trichardt Rd2
2021-02-07 09:51Kruger NP--Tshokwane1
2021-03-02 11:31Kruger NP--Timfenheni Loop/S121
2021-02-28 07:00Happy Valley Road11
2021-02-07 05:52Kruger NP--Old Tshokwane Rd/S1281
2021-02-26 07:19Kruger NP--Duke waterhole
2021-02-27 09:00Matatiele Mountain3
2021-03-06 06:00Weenen NR1
2021-02-11 13:46Hlane Royal NP--Ndlovu Camp1
2021-02-28 05:39Karkloof--Conservancy4
2021-02-21 15:22Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)2
2021-02-20 06:50Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy2
2021-02-28 11:42Albert Falls NR2
2021-02-10 07:55KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris (formerly Nisela Safaris)1
2021-02-13 07:08Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR2
2021-02-07 05:34Manyoni GR (please be more specific)19
2021-02-06 13:01Mkhuze GR (please be more specific)
2021-02-23 05:00Phinda GR
2021-03-06 14:28Mpempe Pan2
2021-02-14Bonamanzi GR
2021-02-28 06:30Nibela Floodplains
2021-03-05 12:00Dunes de Dovela1