Scientific name: Streptopelia capicola
Distribution: It is a widespread and often very common species in southern and east Africa.
Habitat: It is common in most urban areas, where it favours both large and small trees in parks and gardens. In sunflower and corn fields close to towns it offers excellent sport for wing shooters as it is very fast flying.
Description: The Cape turtle dove is a medium sized grey pigeon with a black collar around the back of its neck. It grows up to 28cm in length. In South Africa it occurs in very large numbers. It has a dark brown eye with no naked skin around the eye. It has red legs, the head is lighter in colour than its body nd it has a small dark beak.
Hunting Method: Shotgun
Hunting available in: South Africa