Blue-spotted Wood Dove

Turtur afer

Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Turtur afer, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Photographed at the shore of Lake Victoria, Kisumu, Kenya. October 2016.

This small pigeon has patches of sky blue on the head and on the backs and wings on a ground color of brownish-gray. The bill is yellow-tipped. It tends to remain close to trees. It is widespread across's humid areas of tropical Africa.

Columbidae -- Dove and Pigeon Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information on the Internet:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 5 December 2013,
updated 22 May 2017.