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Ruddy ground doves

Columbina talpacoti

Description:

Over the course of two weeks we saw the dove chicks shed their awkward downy feathers and turn into miniature versions of their parents. A week after the second photo, they had abandoned the nest and were on their own.

Habitat:

Spotted on farmland. Typical habitat includes scrub and open country, including cultivated land and urban areas.

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Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 25, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014

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