Namaqua Dove, Adelaide Zoo

Namaqua Dove, Adelaide Zoo

The Namaqua Dove shown in today’s photo was taken in an aviary in the Adelaide Zoo, South Australia.

The natural habitat of this species is southern Africa. It can be found in open woodlands, grassy plains and scrubs, mostly feeding on the ground. Like many doves and pigeons, it makes a flimsy nest and usually lays two eggs.

Although they are found in Ethiopia, I did not get a chance to see this species on my visit there a few years ago.

 

 

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