WoRMS taxon details

Oena capensis (Linnaeus, 1766)

212728  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212728)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Not documented
Description Length: 22-27 cm. Plumage: tail long and graduated; above mostly grey-brown, lower back with two dark bands surrounding one...  
Description Length: 22-27 cm. Plumage: tail long and graduated; above mostly grey-brown, lower back with two dark bands surrounding one buff band; wings with rufous primaries; generally whitish below; male with black on forehead, face, foreneck and extending onto breast; female with some white on face, no black, chin to breast grey-brown. Immature like female but with buff edges to feathers of back and wing coverts giving barred appearance; throat spotted. Bare parts: iris brown; bill yellow to yellow-orange with purple base in male, blackish in female; feet and legs purple. Habitat: dry areas but fly daily from mainland to Zanzibar island. Resident. <389><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Oena capensis (Linnaeus, 1766). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212728 on 2018-06-25
Date
action
by
1998-08-23 18:52:27Z
created
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 22-27 cm. Plumage: tail long and graduated; above mostly grey-brown, lower back with two dark bands surrounding one buff band; wings with rufous primaries; generally whitish below; male with black on forehead, face, foreneck and extending onto breast; female with some white on face, no black, chin to breast grey-brown. Immature like female but with buff edges to feathers of back and wing coverts giving barred appearance; throat spotted. Bare parts: iris brown; bill yellow to yellow-orange with purple base in male, blackish in female; feet and legs purple. Habitat: dry areas but fly daily from mainland to Zanzibar island. Resident. <389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch maskerduif  [details]
English Namaqua dovelong-tailed dove  [details]
French tourtelette masquée  [details]
German Kaptäubchen  [details]