ring-necked dove

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ring-necked dove

 (rĭng′nĕkt′)
n.
A small African dove (Streptopelia capicola) having predominantly brown and gray plumage with a black collar.
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The number of claps during the flight display of extant pigeon species also varies: Ring-necked doves (Streptopelia capicola) and Topknot Pigeons clap only once, Ruddy Ground Doves (Columbina talpacoti) clap once or twice and White-tipped Doves (Leptotila verreauxi) clap two or three times.