The Cape Dove (Oena capensis) is small with a patch of black that covers part of the face and gives these birds the appearance of wearing a black face mask. Female Cape doves are small and grey. The male and female share responsibility for raising their young. Both parents take shifts on the nest while incubating. They also take turns feeding the babies once they are born. One of our males is an exceptional father. He takes on more than his share of nest incubating time and feeds his offspring long after they should be self-feeding.