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Published: 13 Oct 2017

Namakwaduif/Namaqua Dove

Die Namakwaduifie (Oena capensis) is ‘n klein duifie wat in Afrika voorkom. Die voël is tipies 22 cm in lengte met ‘n 28–33 cm vlerkspan, en weeg ongeveer 40g. Dit is die enigste spesie in die genus Oena.

The Namaqua dove (Oena capensis) is a small pigeon. It is the only species in the genus Oena.  

The Namaqua dove is a tiny sparrow-sized pigeon, typically 22 cm in length with a 28–33 cm wingspan, and weighing 40g. It has a very long black tapered tail, and the size and shape have led to comparison with the budgerigar. The plumage is mostly grey apart from a white belly, and chestnut primary feathers which are visible in flight.

The adult male has a yellow and red beak and a black face, throat and breast. The adult female lacks the black and has a red-based grey bill. Young birds are dark blotched on the wings and shoulders, and otherwise resemble the females.

The song is a quiet, short, double hoo, higher on the longer second note kuh-whooo, mournful and frequently repeated.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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