Scientific name: Spilopelia senegalensis
Distribution: It is common in sub-saharan Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and India.
Habitat: It is very 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: It is a small pinkish brown bird around 20cm in length. It has blue/grey wing feathers and a grey head, neck and underparts. It is vey beautiful pigeon with many lovely colour contrasts. It can also test the marksmanship on any hunter.
Hunting Method: Shotgun
Hunting available in: South Africa