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Namaqua Dove

Namaqua Dove

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Scientific Name:

Oena Capensis


Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar


Omnivore. Grass and herb seeds, invertebrates such as snails and insects.


Habitat: Savannah, grasslands, agriculture lands


Incubation: 13-16 days / 1-3 eggs

Social structure: singly, pairs or groups of 100 -1000 birds.

Weight: 28-54gr

Dimensions: 28cm

Estimated population in the wild: common.

Lifespan: 9 under human care

Threats: Trapping for the pet trade.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:

  1. The nest consists of a small platform of meshed twigs lined with grass, usually situated in a low bush.
  2. Incubation is done by both parents.

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