Pigeon Like

Inca Dove

Columbina inca
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Length: 8 in. (21 cm )
This small ground dove is common in suburbs and vegetated city centers of the southwest. It also occurs in open woodlands and shrubby riparian areas where it roosts in trees. The nest is an unlined stick nest built in low to mid-level shrubbery. Seeds are the main food, and it comes readily to back yard feeders. Evidently the Inca Dove has moved north into much of the southwestern United States only in the last 100 years.

The four-digit banding code is INDO.


Riparian / River forest


Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Inca Dove
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: October 22, 2020
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/inca-dove

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Inca Dove. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved October 22, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/inca-dove

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Inca Dove". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/inca-dove

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Dr. Biology. "Inca Dove". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Oct 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/inca-dove

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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