Geographical Range Eastern, southern Africa
Habitat Woodlands, savannas, plantations, farmlands
Scientific Name Streptopelia capicola
Conservation Status Common

It’s not hard to see how this beautiful little bird got its name. The ring-necked dove not only has distinctive markings around its back and neck, but also sports red eyes, legs, and feet.

Like many dove species, this bird makes a soft coo-ing sound. Males even make it when they’re trying to impress females.

The ring-necked dove’s favorite foods are seeds and berries.