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Common Ground-Dove

Columbina passerina

Common Ground-Dove
copyright Brian Small
Length: 7 in. (17 cm)
This small dove is usually on or near the ground. Here it feeds on seeds, berries and the occasional insect. Its nest is a loose assembly of sticks placed on or near the ground in a bush. In the winter it is usually seen in small flocks. The four-digit banding code is COGD.

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