African mourning dove
Appearance
This species may be distinguished from the similar Cape Turtle-Dove by the red skin around the yellow eyes and the totally grey head. Confusion might arise with Red-eyed Dove, but that species is much larger, is overall very much darker and has a deep red (not pale) eye.
Juvenile is browner than adult.
Habitat
Thornveld, riverine forests, cultivated areas and gardens in bushveld.
Call
A soft, dove-like 'coooc-currr'.

Names
(en) African mourning dove
(sc) Streptopelia decipiens
(nl) Treurtortel
(af) Rooioogtortelduif