The Ring Necked Dove is one of the commonest found in captivity but also now found wild in many parts of the world including Europe, Canada, USA,Australia and was released here in New Zealand in 1862 at Papakura, near the city of Auckland.

It is thought they originated in the savannah lands south of the Sahara Desert, the Sudan and Ethiopia and across to Saudi Arabia hence the other name by which they are know -
African ring necked dove.

This dove was a group of five that have recently moved in to our area in the Bay of Islands, NZ.


  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    A stunner Roy. We used to have some of these but I’ve not seen them for a couple of years!!

  • Maybe they’ve migrated Colin ! Thank you for your comments and favs.

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Good catch, Roy!

  • Thanks again David. These are reasonably new to our area, first heard them cooing earlier this year.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks again Karen.

    – Roy Massicks

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Another cracker mate.

  • Thank you Gary.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Roy, he is giving you the beady eye.

  • Cheers Andrea – re your comment, he nearly gave me something else……Lol!

    – Roy Massicks

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    Another great shot Roy

  • Comment appreciated Alex.

    – Roy Massicks

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