Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens
Dusky Turtle-dove, Harenna Forest, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Dusky Turtle-dove is distributed in East Africa from Ethiopia to Malawi with a population also in the south-west of the Arabian Peninsula. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found manly in montane forest at between 1,800 and 3,200 metres though it can be seen lower down.

Dusky Turtle-dove, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is distinguished by the black patches on the sides of the neck and the rufous edges to some wing-coverts.

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