White-winged Dove – RestingZenaid asaitica
March – Texas
L=11.5” ...... WS=19” ...... WT=5 oz
Order: Columbiformes (Pigeons and Doves)
Family: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
White-winged Doves are a flourishing species that are expanding their range north and eastward from Mexico and from southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They appear to have benefited from increased human populations in the Southern U.S. as increased agriculture, ornamental trees, and bird feeders have provided additional feeding and nesting sites.