Barbary Dove/Cape Turtle Dove ??

To: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Subject: Barbary Dove/Cape Turtle Dove ??
From: "John Walter" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 13:55:27 +1000
Further to my previous mail. It may well be a Barbary Dove as suggested by
Michael Norris and others. But - Ben King in Birds of SE Asia p.174 makes
mention of a conspicuous yellow eye ring on decaocto. The illustration in
Collins Birds of North America shows an eye ring [the illustration is to
small for my eye to distinguish the colour] Your pictures show no eye ring.
You also mentioned the bird was smaller than a crested pigeon 30.5cm -
35.5cm Pizzey. My books say decaocto is 13 inches or 33 cm, which is within
the range for crested pigeon whereas Cape Turtle Dove Streptopelia capicola
is smaller at 28cm.
Cheers John
John & Ruth Walter
Pittsworth SE Qld
27 43 31S  151 38 03E

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