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White-winged Dove – Reflections of the Pure World

@ Estero Llano Grande SP, TX

Birds & Birding in Costa Rica: (Species Weblog #17) – Costa Rica’s nationwide motto and tourism slogan, “La Pura Vida” loosely interprets to Stay Life or Get pleasure from Life. With over 900 hen species recorded right here, there’s actually tons to take pleasure in! Be part of with me as I information you thru the scenic wonderland that’s Costa Rica. From the slow-moving waters of the Coastal Mangrove Wetlands to the heights of the Talamanca Páramo, over 300 species of birds will likely be featured on this weblog sequence. **A few of this Weblog Collection images (all taken by me) might have been taken in different close by international locations.

A Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Put up Collection by Jim Acquire


The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove species whose native vary extends from the Southwestern United States via Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. These doves are giant and will be distinguished from comparable species by the distinctive white edges on their wings. They’ve blue eyerings and purple eyes, with brownish-gray to grey plumage. Whereas some populations are migratory and winter in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, they’re more and more discovered farther north, even visiting components of the USA and southern Canada. The White-winged Dove is adaptable to varied habitats, together with city areas, and its inhabitants standing is presently categorized as “Least Concern” by the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

White-winged Dove Distribution Map (from eBird)

A reasonably widespread lowlands species, the White-winged Dove was seen at most low to mid elevation areas from Rancho Naturalista to San José to Punta Leona alongside the Pacific Coast.

@ Rancho Naturalista, Cartago, Costa Rica
@ Estero Llano Grande SP, TX
@ Paton Heart for Hummingbirds, AZ

View the three most up-to-date Birds & Birding in Costa Rica sequence weblog posts beneath.

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