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Zenaida Dove

Zenaida Aurita

Description:

Brown bird with black and white streaks on its tail. It has a purple-blue shiny spot on its neck and is not afraid of people. When it flies away, its tail makes a squeaking sound. Some have "dimples" in the middle of their chest and faint blue eye-rings.

Habitat:

Tropical, Urban/Rural, Waterside--Manmade and natural

Notes:

On vacation in Antigua. The locals call them pigeons. There were many of them, but one specific bird kept coming to our villa.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bmaltz730
bmaltz730 11 years ago
Zenaida dove
Zenaida Aurita Zenaida Dove


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3 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 10 years ago

I didn't even notice that until now, thank you!

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

Keith, the way to tell the difference is the bluish markings on the sides of the nape, which the Mourning Doves lack.

keithp2012
keithp2012 10 years ago

When I saw that I swore it was a Mourning Dove, how can you tell the difference?

bmaltz730
Spotted by
bmaltz730

Antigua and Barbuda

Spotted on Mar 25, 2011
Submitted on Apr 1, 2011

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