Thursday, May 4, 2017

Zenaida Dove

The zenaida dove is found on the islands of the Caribbean and on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is medium sized and brown, similar to a mourning dove, but is a little smaller, has a shorter, more rounded tail, is a little more darkly colored, has a purplish gloss on the sides of the neck, black spots on the secondary feathers and a white band on the trailing edge of the secondary feathers visible both in flight and when the wing is folded. 
Zenaida dove
I saw this zenaida dove on the island of Antigua inside Nelson's Dockyard. 
The head in this photo is a little blurry, but it gives a better view of the pink legs and the purple on the neck. 

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