Pigeons and Doves (Columbiformes) - RStade

White-winged Dove – Juvenile sleeping at feeder

Zenaid asaitica

July – Texas

L=11.5” ...... WS=19” ...... WT=5 oz Order: Columbiformes (Pigeons and Doves) Family: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

Adult White-winged Doves sleep 10-20% of the time during the day and the young probably sleep even more. Juveniles are less wary than adults, sometimes to their detriment. This juvenile began periodically sleeping on a very busy bird feeder until numerous protests and disturbances by other birds prompted a change in this behavior.

Dove Whitewinged