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Red-eyed Dove

Streptopelia semitorquata


Large and stocky dove, size of Rock pigeon, about 30 cm in length. Warmer colored tht the most of doves: dark-brown back and wing coverts, pink throat, breast and belly, and pale-pinkish head. To help with ID, these doves sport red eye and easily distinguished red eye-ring.


This is a common and abundant sub-Saharan dove, found in many habitats with the exception of deserts. Here, in large and wooded city park of Abuja, (Millenium park), close to dense forest of Arboretum.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Lat: 9.07, Long: 7.51

Spotted on Oct 14, 2018
Submitted on Dec 8, 2018

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