cape turtle dove
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Cape turtle doves (Streptopelia capicola) can be found in any woodland, farmlands, parks, gardens and any closed or open savannah. Large flocks can be seen at desert waterholes. Eaten by crocs, pythons, wild cats, Black-backed jackals, genets and a selection of storks, eagles and owls.
Diet: Eats dry seeds of grasses, maize, sorghum, oats.
Description: Often confused with larger red-eyed doves and African mourning dove.
Breeding: 1 or 2 eggs are laid in a thin twig affair lined with grass and rootlets. Incubation periods are around 14 days.
Size: 27cm. Weight: 150g.
6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
4 days - An expertly guided safari through Damaraland in search of desert adapted elephant & rhino. Excellent choice for anyone wanting to add a specialist activity to their time in Namibia
3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.
3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.
3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek