Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Inca Dove

Inca Dove
 Doves are not one of the families of birds that one thinks of when they think of birds that are cool, attractive or sexy. However even though it is pretty plain as far as color goes I think that the scaled look of the feathers makes the Inca Dove look pretty cool.
Inca Dove
Inca doves are native to Mexico and Central America. In the US they are found along the southern border of Mexico in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They live in arid climates where they eat seeds that they find primarily by foraging on the ground.Inca doves will sometimes roost by standing on top of one another like a pyramid. This behavior is similar to the Harris Hawk in the last post that will also perch on one another.


Marie said...

I learned some things! And totally enjoyed the photos of this wonderful-looking dove! Great shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

a beautiful looking dove

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

What pretty little doves. Great pictures.

Chris Rohrer said...

Inca Doves are pretty epic. I love them with all of my heart. Here in Tucson, they have all but disappeared. In nearby Phoenix, there are many but their populations seem to be in slight decline. We believe that the expanding Cooper's Hawks may be responsible for their demise:(

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

interesting patterns and colours on the Inca dove.

Roger Owen Green said...

Well named bird!