This is a companion to my other Bird of the Day blog, which focuses on birds I have seen in Victoria, Canada.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Inca Dove

Columbina inca

Small, pale-brown dove
Feathers edged in dark brown creating a scaly pattern over entire body
Underparts and face are paler than back
Long, square-tipped tail with white outer features
Small head
Thin, slightly drooping bill
Pink legs and feet

The distinct scaly-pattern of the Inca Dove makes identification of this little fellow easy. I saw them daily foraging for food on the ground. They seemed to prefer the dusty, open areas around the buildings and parks while the rest of us enjoyed the sandy beaches.

Learn more about the Inca Dove.

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