Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata) - HBW 4, p. 138
French: Tourterelle à collier
Spanish: Tórtola Ojirroja
Other common names: Black Dove/Pigeon, Half-collared Dove
Taxonomy: Columba semitorquata Rüppell, 1837, Taranta Mountains, Eritrea.
Closely related to S. decipiens. Monotypic.
Distribution: Africa S of Sahara and SW Arabia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 24 videos
A bird singing and then flying away Locality Shongweni Dam, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 March 2004 7 years ago 49 sec 4.1
An adult perched and then calling Locality Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 25 September 2002 41 weeks ago 30 sec 4
Two birds coming to drink from a small puddle of water. Locality Senegambia Hotel, Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 November 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 4
A female being followed by a displaying male Locality Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 March 2004 7 years ago 8 sec 3.9
A bird in a dead tree Locality Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 December 2005 7 years ago 47 sec 3.9
perching in sunlight Locality Semliki National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 26 September 2010 2 years ago 20 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 24 photos
Feeding on the ground
Locality Gondar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Marco Valentini 29 December 2008 1 year ago 4
Bird on a branch near Mt.Meru View Lodge
Locality Arusha Region, Tanzania
Cindywutsch 5 September 2012 11 weeks ago 3.8
Frontal view of a bird in early morning light.
Locality Naro Moru River Lodge, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 12 February 2006 2 years ago 3.8
Bird on a wire.
Locality Jemmu Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 30 October 2011 1 year ago 3.8
Visiting the feeding area.
Locality Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Robert Erasmus 28 August 2010 2 years ago 3.7
n a palm tree
Locality Lambert's Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Guy Poisson 20 November 2012 26 weeks ago 3.6
Francolin species also vocalising. Near Kanniedood Hide, south of Shigwedzi. 6:14am. Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Charles Hesse 24 December 2009 3 years ago 2