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Inca Dove

Columbina inca


A small and slender, dusty grey and tan dove with scaly patterned plumage and long tail. When in flight you can see a rusty colored patch on their wings; which I was able to see a lot of since they kept flying away while I tried to take a photo. They are a delicate dove and are significantly smaller than the mourning doves in the area which you can see in the last photo.


Grassy park lawn.


I have been seeing these doves for some time now and have been trying to get a decent photo for a few days. Every time I see then nearby my dogs have been with me which makes for difficult wildlife watching since my dogs have a tendency to chase everything I give attention to away, hahaha. Not fun at all. Also the Inca doves I came across were very flighty and shy which made it even more difficult.

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El Paso City Limits, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2015
Submitted on May 21, 2015

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