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Inca Dove - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Columbina inca)
Photo © by Joseph Morlan
Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Texas, USA, 16 April 2021
Columbina inca

Identification

L. 16.5 cm (6.5-8.25 in)
Wt. 47-48 g (1.6 oz)

  • Grey-brown body
  • Long and square tail edged with white
  • Red underwing

Distribution

Semiarid southwestern United States to northwestern Costa Rica.

Taxonomy

Photo by Nick Richter
Photo taken: Brawley, California, March 2005

This is a monotypic species

Habitat

Scrub and cultivation.

Behaviour

Photo by Reini
Photo taken: San Manuel, Costa Rica, February 2005

On a cold day (or night) will group together in a pyramid to keep each other warm

Diet

Includes grass seeds.

Breeding

The flimsy twig nest is built 1-8 m high in a tree, often a thorny species, and 2 white eggs are laid.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread with images of the pyramid behavior in Inca Dove

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