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Afrikaans name: Witborsduifie

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Tambourine Dove

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Tambourine Dove

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Turtur tympanistria

The Tambourine Dove is found in the southern and eastern regions of South Africa.

Its preferred habitat is evergreen forest and riverine woodland.

Tambourine Doves mainly eat seeds and fruit. They also eat termites.

They make their flimsy nests in thick vegetation. Either one or two eggs are laid during spring or summer. The female does most of the work at this stage but the male does assist with feeding duties.

Tambourine Doves spend a lot of time on the ground in areas with lots of cover. They are shy and will fly readily when disturbed.



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