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Namaqua Dove Oena capensis

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Masked Dove, Long-tailed Dove, Cape Dove
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Dan Marsh  Madagascar - Aug, 1997 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Israel, Arabia, most of Africa s. of the Sahara and Madagascar;
Two main populations and fragmented populations in the n. of it range;
(1) Senegamabia and Mauritania e. through s. Algeria, Mali, c. Niger, c. Chad and se. Egypt, c. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Arabia, Socotra Is., Kenya s. to Namibia and South Africa (Cape Province).
Recently established in Israel.
(2) Madagascar.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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