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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove, Martin Homestead Refuge, Edinburg, Texas
Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
INCA DOVE FACTSDescription
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.
length 18 - 23cm
open scrub, farmland, urban areas
Builds a flimsy twig nest in a tree 1m - 8m above the ground. Lays a clutch of two white eggs.
found in southern United States from southern California to western Louisiana, southward through Mexico and down to Costa Rica.