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  1. Tired

    Central Texas bird looks like White-winged Dove, but ruddy, with darker head.

    Well, that's good to know, thank you. I assume this must be something related to melanism, an excess of pigment. Thought I'd put it here just in case this is a known hybrid. (And also because I'm not entirely certain where to put a "why is this bird this unusual color" thread.)
  2. Tired

    Central Texas bird looks like White-winged Dove, but ruddy, with darker head.

    This little guy was in a small group of doves in my yard. A couple of them seemed a bit more ruddy than usual, and then there was this one, that caught my attention as soon as I saw it. I've never seen one this color. I wish I'd gotten better photos, but it was walking quite fast, was fairly far...
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