Namaqua Dove Oena capensis

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Tiny, long-tailed dove that is dark above and pale below. Male has a black mask and colorful bill. Female has a plain head and dark bill. In flight, the wings are bright rufous. Found in a variety of dry, open habitats at low and middle elevations. Voice is a long, two-parted “hoo-oooooo” which is repeated, sometimes endlessly. Distinguished from all other doves in its range by its small size and long-tailed shape. 

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