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White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica

White-winged Dove
copyright Richard Ditch
Length: 12 in. (29 cm)
Common in arid riparian areas, deserts and vegetated suburbs, this large dove feeds on seeds, cactus fruits, and flower nectar. It is an important pollinator of Saguaro Cactus. In the late summer and winter they form often large flocks and are considered a game bird in some areas. The flimsy nest is made of a few sticks placed in the fork of a low tree. The four-digit banding code is WWDO.

Desert
Desert

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

Urban city
Urban city

Agricultural
Agricultural

Mesquite bosque
Mesquite bosque

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