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White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica
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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.



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Riparian / River forest


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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: White-winged 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: June 13, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-winged-dove

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). White-winged Dove. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 13, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-winged-dove

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

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Dr. Biology. "White-winged Dove". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Jun 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-winged-dove

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