Columbiformes (Doves)


Columbidae: White-Winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

To distinguish sitting birds of this species, first look for the white edges to the folded wings. Once these doves take flight, the strips of white become large patches.


Columbidae: Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

My February 2021 photo shows a grooming pair. During my picture one of the Mourning Doves grooms the other. A moment later the favor was returned.


Columbidae: Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

This non-native species is now common in New Mexico. Listen for a call that reminds you of a soft-spoken crow.