African Ring-necked Dove Facts
African Ring-necked Doves are prolific year-round breeders, and both males and females help to incubate the eggs and raise the chicks. Baby Doves are born very underdeveloped and rely fully on their mother and father to care for them until they are feathered and fully flighted. Doves have little to no defenses and are a food source for many predators. The main method for a Dove to stay safe is by flying away. They can also utilize the herd tactic, by flocking together with others of their same species or even mixing with different types of birds to have safety in numbers. African Ring-Necked Doves have been kept in human care for thousands of years. They are beautiful, quiet, gentle, and adapt well to many different situations.
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