White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica

Order

COLUMBIFORMES

Family

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Code 4

WWDO

Code 6

ZENASI

ITIS

Egg Color:

Creamy buff



Number of Eggs:

2



Incubation Days:

13 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

4 - 30 feet above the ground.



Nest Material:

Sticks, grasses, and stems of weeds.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

White-winged Dove: Medium-sized, stout dove with gray-brown upperparts, gray underparts, and small, black crescent below eye. Wings are dark gray with broad white stripes. Tail is short and brown with white corners. Sexes are similar.

Range and Habitat

White-winged Dove: Breeds in the southwestern U.S. and southern Texas. Introduced to Florida where it is expanding northward. Spends winters south of the U.S. or in small numbers on the Gulf Coast east to Florida. Preferred habitats include open country with dense thickets of shrubs and low trees as well as in suburban and agricultural areas.

Breeding and Nesting

White-winged Dove: Two creamy buff eggs are laid on a frail platform made of loose twigs set in a low bush. Incubation ranges from 13 to 14 days and is carried out by both parents.

Foraging and Feeding

White-winged Dove: Feeds on seeds, grains, and fruits; forages on the ground.

Readily Eats

Cracked Corn, Nuts, Sunflower, Milo, Thistle

Vocalization

White-winged Dove: Song is a drawn out "hooo-hooo-ho-hooo" or "who-cooks-for-you."

Similar Species

White-winged Dove: Mourning Dove is smaller, has long, pointed tail, and lacks distinct wing patches and white tail tip.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X