Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Inca Dove

Inca Dove
 The Inca dove is a species of  dove that is found in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico and parts of Central America. Since this bird nests in tropical climates it is not migratory. They can often be seen foraging on the ground for seeds. They are also known for perching together in a pyramid form with birds perched on the backs of others up to three levels high. In 2007 an Inca dove got really mixed up and ended up in Two Harbors Minnesota at the beginning of winter. Needless to say a tropical bird does not have much chance of surviving a Minnesota winter. So after a few weeks of being viewed and photographed by birders throughout the north the bird disappeared and presumably perished. That was my first experience with an Inca dove since then I have photographed them in Texas where they are fairly common.



12 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this piece of information! Good word for I.

Have a great day.
Wil, ABCW Team

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...


Great blog with lots of interesting information. Beautiful photos of birds :-) Greetings from Poland

Jen said...

Oh, poor thing. I wonder if there's any way he could have found his way home?

Powell River Books said...

Interesting feathers, so layered. - Margy

AmitAag said...

Cute bird!
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Roger Owen Green said...

love the camo!
ROG, ABCW

Nabanita said...

Ohh beautiful...thanks for sharing...visiting from ABC Wednesday

Chris Rohrer said...

What???!!!! That is a crazy bird to have up there! WOW! Poor little fellow. This guy is quite common around Phoenix and most areas EXCEPT Tucson:) I think the Cooper's Hawks took them all out:)

Janet Shaw said...

Wow! Great Picture!

retriever said...

Wonderfull foto, and interesting information.

Stewart M said...

It's not very often that you post a bird that I have seen in the last few weeks - but this post is an exception!

I saw Inca Doves in Arizona a couple of weeks ago!

Nice picture

Cheers - Stewart M - (back in) Melbourne

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