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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
A small dove with "scales"

General Description: Inca Doves (Columbina inca) are small, slim, gray birds with a scaly appearance. In flight, they show red in the wings, and the outer tail feathers are white. Inca Doves look like Common Ground-Doves (Columbina passerina), but Inca Doves have longer tails, and the entire edge of the Inca Dove tail is white. These doves are small, not much bigger than the sparrows and finches they displace at seed feeders.

Taxonomy: Columbiformes, Columbidae.

Favored Habitat: Urban areas.

Where to Find: Parks, lawns, bird feeders.

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove

Comments: Given enough seed at a feeder, these little birds can become quite abundant and a bit of a pest.

Inca Dove (Columbina inca) If you were a tasty little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
A pair of puff-birds on a cold winter morning
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves like their feeders
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Red shows in the extended wing during display
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Red shows in the extended wing during display
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Inca Dove (Columbina inca) Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves like to nestle into unmowed lawn
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove on lawn
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Mutual preening during courtship
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Mutual preening during courtship
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves courting (courtship sequence #1)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves courting (courtship sequence #1)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves courting (courtship sequence #1)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves courting (courtship sequence #1)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves courting (mating sequence #1)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves (mating sequence #2)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves (mating sequence #3)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves (mating sequence #4)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves (mating sequence #5)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Doves (mating sequence #6)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove nest in cholla cactus
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove juvenile; notice white edge on wing feathers
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove juvenile
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove juvenile
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Breakfast crowd at the house during winter
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Breakfast crowd at the house during winter
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Inca Dove (Columbina inca) Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Stake 'em high!
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Sparrows like the stick pile, but so do the Inca Doves
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Holding their own against the larger Mourning Doves
more to come ...
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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