Streptopelia semitorquata   Red-eyed Dove   Grootringduif
Red-eyed Dove
Modimolle, Aug 2016

A breeding resident. Common and widespread across the Waterberg, less so in the surrounding thorn savannas (59% in, 41% out; recorded in 93% of the Waterberg pentads); equally common in natural and man-modified habitats but favours places where there are large trees; mostly detected by hearing its characteristic “you chew tobacco too” call. Breeds year-round.
Red-eyed Dove Waterberg distribution

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