Barbary Dove/Cape Turtle Dove ??

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Subject: Barbary Dove/Cape Turtle Dove ??
From: "Paul Taylor" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 14:12:05 +1000
John Walter wrote:
> 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.

I found this page on the Ring-necked Dove (aka Cape Turtle Dove),
Streptopelia capicola; it seems to fit the description perfectly:

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