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 Inca Dove (Columbina inca)




Inca Dove | Columbina inca photo
Inca Dove, Martin Homestead Refuge, Edinburg, Texas

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

INCA DOVE FACTS

Description
The Inca Dove is a small dove with a light brown body with dark brown edges to the feathers giving it a scaly appearance. The tail is fairly long with white outer feathers. The wings have some darker brown markings. Males an females look similar. Juveniles are similar to adults, with less scaly appearance.

Size
length 18 - 23cm

Environment
open scrub, farmland, urban areas

Food
grass seeds

Breeding
Builds a flimsy twig nest in a tree 1m - 8m above the ground. Lays a clutch of two white eggs.

Range
found in southern United States from southern California to western Louisiana, southward through Mexico and down to Costa Rica.

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