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Namaqua Dove

(Oena capensis)
Size: 22-26 cm (incl. tail 10-12 cm); wing span 28-33 cm
Weight: 40 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Namaqua Dove at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Slightly blurred photo of a male Namaqua Dove
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Juvenile male Namaqua Dove on the ground
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Juvenile male Namaqua Dove with its head turned away
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Juvenile Namaqua Dove in flight
[Sun Farms, Sohar, May 2010]

Food, Diet

As all pigeons and doves, Namaqua Doves are strictly vegetarian. To the best of our knowledge they feed exclusively on seeds.

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