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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)

Inca Dove (Columbina inca) Inca Dove (Columbina inca) Inca Dove (Columbina inca)

Class: Aves
Family: Columbidae
Common Name: Inca Dove
Genus: Columbina
Species Name: inca

About The Inca Dove

Inca doves are small, slender doves with a long tail. The tail is narrow and pointed when folded, and the white outermost tail feathers are revealed when it is spread. The body is mostly light-gray, but the very tips of the feathers on the head, breast, and back are dark giving the plumage a scaly appearance. When the birds take flight, they make a characteristic buzzing sound, and conspicuous rusty-brown patches become visible on the wings.

Inca doves occur in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and much of Central America. They forage in pairs or small flocks for seeds on the ground and may roost communally in trees or on power lines. In winter they often huddle together, apparently to keep warm.

Trips Where Observed

Mexico to Panama
Mexico, Nayarit
Mexico, Veracruz
Southeast Arizona

Member Lifelists

North America
United States

Sites Where Observed


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