Zenaida dove

The bird is resident and abundant over much of its range. Zenaida Doves are commonly hunted as a game bird. The Zenaida Dove is approximately 28–30 centimetres in length. It looks very similar to the Mourning Dove, but is smaller in size, has a shorter, more rounded tail, and is a bit more darkly colored. It is also distinguished from the Mourning Dove by showing white on the trailing edge of its wings in while in flight. The Mourning Dove does not have the white trailing edge.

The Zenaida dove is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

I found a Zenaida Dove close to my driveway with some of its feathers and skin off and saw some part of its inside body. It was sooooooooooooooooooooo cute! She is at C.R.O.W. now. I named her Kizzy because it means stay put in Mandinka. Reply KRISSY 2010-05-03 I just found a mourning dove by our driveway, missing an entire wing! Took her to my vet and she seems healthy otherwise. Currently she is in a birdcage, is pecking at seed. More

Manfredi found the most recent ABA-area Zenaida Dove in Key Largo on 4 June. Aurita translates as having long ears and Zenaida was the first name of French ornithologist, prince Charles Bonaparte's wife (A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names, Jobling). All of the other Zenaida congeners have 14 rectrices (tail feathers) not the 13 found in this species (HBW, Vol. 4.). More

The Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, which includes doves and pigeons. It is the national bird of Anguilla, where it is commonly (but erroneously) referred to as a Turtle Dove. The Zenaida Dove breeds throughout the Caribbean and the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. It was reported by John James Audubon to breed in the Florida Keys, but there are only three verifiable records from Florida. More

The Zenaida Dove has a large range reaching up to around 230,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found throughout the Caribbean and parts of Central and North America including the United States, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and many others. This bird appears in tropical and subtropical forests and shrublands as well as rocky areas and arable regions also. More

● Breeding & nesting: Zenaida Dove: Two white eggs are laid in a nest made of twigs and sticks, built in a low tree, shrub, or on the ground. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by both parents. ● Similar species: Zenaida Dove: Mourning Dove lacks white trailing edge on secondaries, has long, pointed tail, and is paler gray overall. Flight Pattern Fast low direct flight with rapid wing beats. More

The cooing of the Zenaida Dove is so peculiar, that one who hears it for the first time naturally stops to ask, "What bird is that?" A man who was once a pirate assured me that several times, while at certain wells dug in the burning shelly sands of a well known Key, which must here be nameless, the soft and melancholy cry of the Doves awoke in his breast feelings which had long slumbered, melted his heart to repentance, and caused him to linger at the spot in More

Zenaida DoveThe Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, which includes doves and pigeons. Distribution / Range: The Zenaida Dove breeds throughout the West Indies and the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. It formerly bred in the Florida Keys and the southernmost mainland Florida. Although no longer breeding in Florida, it occasionally is still recorded on the Keys as a vagrant. The bird is resident and abundant over much of its range. More

The Zenaida Dove is approximately 28 More

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Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Zenaida
Species : aurita
Authority : (Temminck, 1809)