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ring-necked dove

Scientific name: Streptopelia capicola

Habitat: dry forest, open savanna

Diet: strictly seed eaters

Life span: up to 25 years

Young: 1-2 eggs/clutch

Size: up to 36 cm in length (14.5 in)

This dove usually lives in small groups but will form large flocks around water and food sources.

They are noisy when flying because they make a clapping sound with their wings. Ring-necked doves are fast flyers and have a 'homing' instinct.

They have been domesticated for many years, and tame doves can be found throughout the world.

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Ring-necked dove on Wikipedia


Range: Africa

Status in the Wild

Status: thriving

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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