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    African Collared-Dove Life History


    Habitat Open WoodlandsOpen woodland and parks around people.Back to top


    Food SeedsSeeds.Back to top


    Nest Placement

    Nest Tree

    Nest Description

    Flimsy platform of twigs, in tree or bush.

    Nesting Facts
    Clutch Size:2 eggs
    Egg Description:White.
    Condition at Hatching:Helpless with creamy buff down.
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    Behavior Ground ForagerFeeds mostly on ground.Back to top


    Conservation Low ConcernFeral populations do not seem to be able to maintain themselves without being provided food by people. Back to top


    Cramp, S. 1985a. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, vol. 4. terns to woodpeckers. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.

    Goodwin, D. 1983b. Pigeon and doves of the world. 3rd ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press.

    Sibley, David Allen. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A Knopf, New York.

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