- Streptopelia vinacea
25cm. Pale brown back, wings and tail are pale brown, blackish underwing, pale pink-grey head and underparts, black hind neck patch edged with white, red legs, white in the tail. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are duller than adults. The call is a fast coo-cu-cu-coo.
Africa just south of the Sahara Desert.
This species is monotypic.
Dry scrub and savanna.
- Breeding: It builds a stick nest in a tree, often an acacia, and lays 2 white eggs.
- Diet: They forage on the ground and the diet includes grass seeds, grains and other vegetation.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.