White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica

Order

COLUMBIFORMES

Family

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Code 4

WWDO

Code 6

ZENASI

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The White-winged Dove has a fairly large range reaching up to roughly 295,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found throughout a great area of Central America, the Caribbean and North America including Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, the United States, and the U.S, Virgin Islands. There are also vagrant populations appearing in Anguilla, Antiqua and Canada. This species appears in forests and shrublands as well as desert areas and locations where deforestation has occurred. The global population of this bird is estimated to be around 19 million individual birds. Currently, it is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the White-winged Dove have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

White-winged Dove: Medium-sized, stout dove with gray-brown upperparts, gray underparts, and small, black crescent below eye. The wings are dark gray with broad white stripes. Tail is short and brown with white corners. Bill is gray. Legs and feet are red. Fast direct flight with rapid wing beats.

 

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.

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Voice Text

"who-cooks-for you", "hooo-hooo-hooo"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Although the White-winged Dove is most commonly found in Arizona and the southwest, its range is expanding nation-wide and into parts of Canada.
  • In Florida breeding occurs only in introduced populations.
  • A group of doves has many collective nouns, including a "bevy", "cote", "dole", "dule", and "flight" of doves.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Chris Vest

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
CereX
Also called the operculum, it is a smooth and featherless patch of skin located where the beak attaches to the forehead.
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The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
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