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
2020-02-17 17:45Etotongwe Lodge2
2020-02-15 13:40Rooibank2
2020-01-23 06:20Cheetah Conservation Fund45
2020-01-25 08:00Waterberg Plateau NP15
2020-02-14 06:30Sossusvlei--Access Road1
2020-02-14 11:30Sesriem2
2020-02-10 06:41Windhoek--Hosea Kutako Airport1
2020-02-13 07:02Queen Elizabeth II NP4
2020-02-01 16:00Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kazinga Channel2
2020-02-04 07:16Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kasenyi Track12
2020-02-09 16:20Ruhengeri--general area1
2020-01-21 16:45Okavango Delta--Drotsky's Camp
2020-02-02 08:40Rusizi Delta Nature Reserve4
2020-01-21 07:00Murchison Falls NP--Pakuba5
2020-02-06 16:00Murchison Falls NP--north side (Paraa to Albert Nile swamps)2
2020-01-26 06:47Nyabarongo River
2020-01-28 08:00Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road2
2020-02-08 07:53Lake Mburo NP2
2020-02-12 15:01Akagera NP--Lac Ihema12
2020-02-14 09:25Bum Hill Campsite12
2020-02-11 18:50Quivertree Forest Rest Camp2
2020-01-29 09:20Kakoge1
2020-01-29 16:12Belmond Eagle Island Lodge10
2020-02-13 15:20Katima Mulilo WTP1
2020-02-13 16:30Katima Mulilo--Hippo Island4
2020-01-26 13:09Boma Guesthouse2
2020-01-23 17:07Makerere University campus5
2020-02-01 11:00Entebbe Botanical Garden
2020-01-21 06:30Kidepo Valley NP20
2020-01-26 06:28Chobe NP (Savuti region)30
2020-01-28 06:56Moremi--River Kwai (north side)30
2020-02-17 06:39Kafue NP--McBrides Camp3
2020-01-24 15:06Muchenje Safari Lodge100
2020-02-03 07:45Chobe NP (Please be more specific)10
2020-01-24 09:30Chobe River--boat trip (Botswana)2
2020-02-08 11:42Imbabala Safari Camp2
2020-02-17 05:45Zambezi NP4
2020-02-05 06:30Tongabezi Lodge and River Club2
2020-02-01 09:00Zambesi river cruise (ZW side)1
2020-01-22 06:00Elephant Hills Golf Course1
2020-02-09 12:07Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)2
2020-01-23 11:13Victoria Falls (Zambia side)3
2020-01-22 10:22Victoria Falls NP--The Elephant Camp1
2020-02-10 16:27Hwange NP--Robin's Camp1
2020-02-12 14:02Hwange NP--Deteema8
2020-01-30 15:15Kongelai Escarpment2
2020-01-31 06:30Hwange NP--Lukosi Safari Camp8
2020-02-11 13:30Serengeti NP--Grumeti River near Kirawira Camp30
2020-02-02 08:40Lazy J Ranch (Restricted Access - Permit Required)6
2020-01-31 14:10Hwange National Park--Hwange Main Camp10
2020-02-08 06:21Kasanka NP5
2020-02-04 16:00R399--Vredenburg to Paternoster2
2020-02-02 06:49Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle10
2020-01-25 16:00Mara Siria Tented Camp2
2020-02-09 17:04Serengeti NP--Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge3
2020-01-31 12:21Kliphoek Salt Pans2
2020-02-13 06:30Serengeti NP22
2020-01-29 10:18Lake Baringo--Inshore Cliffs and surrounds1
2020-01-20 10:26Naboisho Conservancy4
2020-02-04 10:30West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity1
2020-02-04 11:35West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide2
2020-02-03 06:41Serengeti NP--Naabi Hill Gate1
2020-02-11 16:07Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lake Ndutu2
2020-02-12 13:34Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu Safari Lodge1
2020-02-18 06:15Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu (general area)30
2020-01-30 08:00Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lake Masek10
2020-02-04 07:59Darling Hills/Groote Post Road4
2020-01-31 16:06Lake Nakuru NP2
2020-01-31 07:20Abidjatta-Shalla NP2
2020-02-01 07:15Hawassa Lake Promenade1
2020-02-08 11:40Haile Resort1
2020-02-07 09:30Hout bay harbour3
2020-02-05 08:00Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden1
2020-01-29 08:29Intaka Island3
2020-01-30 17:29Rondebosch Commons6
2020-02-02 15:00Rondevlei Nature Reserve
2020-02-16 06:30Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater3
2020-02-05 14:02Strandfontein WTP3
2020-02-06 06:31Tulbagh Local Nature Reserve1
2020-01-20 13:38Ol Pejeta Conservancy3
2020-02-12 09:21Helderberg Nature Reserve1
2020-01-27 11:15Lake Manyara NP (Arusha)1
2020-02-03 11:00Stony Point--Penguin Colony1
2020-02-03 11:50Harold Porter Botanical Gardens2
2020-01-23 10:00Wilson Airport2
2020-01-28 12:11Ole Sereni Hotel2
2020-02-16 07:51Nairobi NP2
2020-02-14 16:00Tarangire NP--Tarangire Safari Lodge8
2020-02-14 06:16Tarangire NP--Matete Picnic Site50
2020-01-26 06:38Awash NP (Please use more specific hotspot)2
2020-02-18 07:45Tarangire NP50
2020-02-13 10:15Eluanata Dam20
2020-02-01 07:40Swara Plains Conservancy and Acacia Camp (formerly Hopcraft Ranch/Game Ranching Ltd.)5
2020-02-15 06:15Ruaha NP30
2020-02-16 08:30Magongo Hills4
2020-01-23 17:30Gran Melia Arusha Hotel2
2020-02-16 08:04Arusha NP1
2020-01-25 16:00Ndarakwai Ranch1
2020-01-25 08:02Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate
2020-02-03 07:21Amboseli NP40
2020-01-30 06:20Luwawa Forest Lodge3
2020-01-28 15:50Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve1
2020-02-16 16:58Benfontein Nature Reserve3
2020-02-07 16:00Welgevonden Game Reserve10
2020-01-27 12:30Dzalanyama Forest Lodge area5
2020-01-30 07:32Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve1
2020-01-26 08:09Assen road--Pienaars River bridge2
2020-01-24 07:02Tsavo West NP (general)
2020-01-26 13:50Borakalalo NP4
2020-02-09 10:11Kgomo-Kgomo1
2020-02-15 08:12Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific)1
2020-02-15 07:53Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2020-02-16 06:41Diepsloot Nature Reserve2
2020-02-02 08:02Rooiwal WTP1
2020-01-20 06:20Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve2
2020-02-16 06:49Eagle Canyon Golf Estate1
2020-01-20 09:57Golden Harvest Park2
2020-01-29 16:52Norscot Koppies Kingfisher Nature Reserve4
2020-02-05 09:17Jukskei River1
2020-02-01 13:45Rust de Winter NR2
2020-02-01 07:30Uitvlugt Road
2020-02-15 02:32President Ridge Bird Sanctuary3
2020-01-31 12:26Bishop Bird Park2
2020-02-10 09:24Wilderness NP--Rondevlei Bird Hide
2020-02-10 10:32University of Pretoria--Experimental Farm1
2020-01-28 10:00Pretoria National Botanical Garden2
2020-01-25 08:37Free State Botanical Gardens1
2020-01-28 06:35Faerie Glen Nature Reserve10
2020-02-15 12:18Jan Smuts House Museum1
2020-02-15 05:43Rietvlei Nature Reserve5
2020-02-15 15:36Polokwane GR4
2020-02-06 07:00OR Tambo International Airport3
2020-02-15 08:28Modder River bridge, Maselspoort1
2020-01-20 09:16Korsman Bird Sanctuary2
2020-02-17 11:10Mamabolo Plains2
2020-02-16 09:12Rustfontein Nature Reserve1
2020-01-25 07:39Wilge River Valley (upper)2
2020-02-16 08:25Marievale Bird Sanctuary12
2020-02-15 12:00Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Flamingo Hide2
2020-02-15 07:36Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Hadeda Hide1
2020-01-25 12:47Qodesh Campground1
2020-01-25 14:51Amanzintaba2
2020-01-31 16:50Selous Game Reserve--Roho Ya Selous1
2020-02-04 07:47Selous Game Reserve--Lake Manze1
2020-02-06 09:19Dakatcha Woodlands (Adu area)1
2020-02-08 10:30Ramisi Sugar Dam
2020-01-22 08:49Lake Jilore1
2020-01-25 06:55Arabuko-Sokoke Forest1
2020-01-25 02:06Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S991
2020-02-05 13:20Nguuni Nature Sanctuary1
2020-01-24 15:55Arabuko-Sokoke Forest--Swamp1
2020-01-23 07:44Mikimba Swamp
2020-01-25 16:30Mida Creek
2020-02-02 08:24Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service1
2020-01-24 07:01Lake Chem Chem
2020-02-01 06:49Mwamba Field Study Centre
2020-02-06 15:23Kruger NP--Punda Gate Road/H13-11
2020-02-12 17:24Lower Tana River Delta1
2020-01-25 15:22Kruger NP--Crooks Corner1
2020-01-26 05:30Liwonde National Park--Mvuu1
2020-01-26 06:10Liwonde National Park5
2020-02-09 05:44Kruger NP--Sirheni Bushveld Camp2
2020-02-08 06:55Kruger NP--Babalala Picnic Spot4
2020-01-24 05:15Kruger NP--Shingwedzi Camp1
2020-01-23 22:55Kruger NP--Shimuwini Bushveld Camp2
2020-02-17 05:33Kruger NP--Mopani-Letaba Rd/H1-67
2020-02-15 10:01Kruger NP--Timbavati Rd/S391
2020-02-15 15:49Kruger NP--Olifants to Balule/S921
2020-02-16 05:31Kruger NP--S446
2020-02-09 06:05Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp1
2020-02-15 08:06Kruger NP--S402
2020-02-11 05:43Kruger NP--Albasini to Mestel Dam Rd/S31
2020-02-14 05:33Kruger NP--S1457
2020-02-10 15:49Kruger NP--Fayi Loop/S143
2020-01-22 16:58Kruger NP--Satara Camp2
2020-02-12 05:35Kruger NP--Phabeni to Skukuza5
2020-02-16 06:00Kruger NP--S314
2020-02-14 07:30Kruger NP--S362
2020-02-16 04:00Kruger NP--Voortrekker Rd/H2-2
2020-02-12 10:27Kruger NP--Waterhole Rd/S651
2020-01-29 16:30Lake Panic Bird Hide1
2020-02-13 09:21Kruger NP--H1-2 @ Sand River5
2020-02-13 05:27Kruger NP--S1126
2020-01-30 05:23Kruger NP--Skukuza-Nkuhlu Road/H4-14
2020-02-10 07:55Kruger NP--Malelane to Afsaal/H34
2020-01-27 19:29Kruger NP--Trichardt Rd2
2020-02-10 11:11Kruger NP--H2-22
2020-02-09 10:56Kruger NP--Timfenheni Loop/S1213
2020-01-30 08:15Kruger NP--Lower Sabie-Nkuhlu Road (H4-1)3
2020-02-08 15:15Mooi River5
2020-02-01 10:28Karkloof Conservancy4
2020-01-26 14:00Midmar Dam - South Shore (Thurlow Gate)8
2020-02-05 08:45Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy1
2020-02-13 08:44Macaneta--Tidal wetland, dune forests and coast1
2020-02-15 06:44San Sebastien Peninsula2
2020-02-05 06:00Phinda GR