Streptopelia capicola    Cape Turtle Dove   Gewone Tortelduif
Cape Turtle Dove
Marakele, Mar 2018

A breeding resident. Common and widespread across both the Waterberg and the surrounding thorn savannas (51% in, 49% out; recorded in 94% of the Waterberg pentads). It is the commonest dove in all wooded habitats but is much less common than Laughing Dove wherever natural habitat has been disturbed or modified; mostly detected by hearing its characteristic “werk stadig” call. Breeds year-round but mostly in winter.
Cape Turtle Dove Waterberg distribution

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