Tuesday, March 17, 2009

White Winged Dove

This is the White Winged Dove. Characteristic are the white edge of the wings, red eyes, and azure blue skin surrounding the eyes. This dove is considered to be a central/southern Texas bird, but its range is expanding rapidly northward. It is becoming very common in the panhandle.

The mourning dove is very similar but it doesn't have the white wings, and does have dark patches on its wings. The White Winged Dove has the soothing voice characteristic of doves, "Who-cooks-for-you?"

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